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Baldwin-Fairchild Winter Garden Funeral Home

428 E Plant St, Winter Garden, FL

OBITUARY

Gary Lee Warren

December 14, 1947September 28, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Gary L Warren announces that Gary transitioned from this earth to be with Jesus on Saturday, September 28 at 10:30 p.m.

He had fought many health problems in the last few years and rose above them but failed to overcome this one. He passed away while at Advent Health ICU.

Gary was born in Nashville, TN but lived most of his life in Florida. He was always a hard worker beginning as a young teen at an egg farm then moving to Publix at 16 years of age where he opened and managed the largest store in the Orlando area. He retired from Publix after 30+ years and became self-employed opening and managing a Mail Boxes Etc. for 3 years. He then moved back into the grocery management at the Navy Exchange retiring again in 2014 from there because of an illness. In his rare downtime he enjoyed football, golf, and being with family.

He was a great husband, father and grandfather whose presence will be greatly missed.

Gary is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley Dykes Warren, two children Andrea Ortiz (Junior Ortiz) and Stephen Warren (Tiffany Warren), five grandchildren Jeremy Ortiz, Julien Ortiz, Anissa Ortiz, Austin Warren, and Brianna Warren; his sister Shirley Brigman (Dennis) and a brother Stanley Warren (Teresa).

We will celebrate his life on Saturday, October 5 at First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, 125 E Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787, with visitation at 10 a.m. and the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tim Grosshans officiating.

  • FAMILY

  • Gary is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley Dykes Warren, two children Andrea Ortiz (Junior Ortiz) and Stephen Warren (Tiffany Warren), five grandchildren Jeremy Ortiz, Julien Ortiz, Anissa Ortiz, Austin Warren, and Brianna Warren; his sister Shirley Brigman (Dennis) and a brother Stanley Warren (Teresa).

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019

Memories

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Amy D'Alton

October 5, 2019

It was an honor and privilege to work with and for Mr. Warren. He taught us the grocery business and the more importantly he taught us about life, and living it with integrity. He was always fun to work with and told me stories of writing messages in peanut butter before they put safety wrappers on. My prayers are with all his family and friends and I know God is taking care of him now. 💗🙏🙏

Nancy Y

October 4, 2019

I had the honor to work with Gary at the Navy Exchange. Gary was hardworking and dedicated to Navy Exchange mission of serving our military members. He taught me about the grocery business. Gary will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with Gary and his family.

Nancy DeVore

Bill McAuliffe

October 4, 2019

I enjoyed working with Gary at the Navy Exchange in Orlando. His “down to earth“ sense of humor and pleasant personality made working with him a very enjoyable experience. He could make light of some situations that others would be overwhelmed by. He always had a smile and kind word for all coworkers. He was missed when he retired and we are all saddened with his passing. He was a wonderful man to work with, work for or just to be around. I believe I can speak for anyone who met Gary easily liked him and was a little better for knowing him. My condolences to friends and family.

Paul BRACKER

October 4, 2019

Gary was just a super, friendly guy! He was so helpful to me in my career at Publix . Gary will be missed by many, he touched the lives of thousands and was always willing to help if you were in a jam or in need in any way. I spoke to Gary just a few weeks ago and he never once mentioned to me any health issues. I am shocked and saddened to hear of his passing! May God Bless Gary's family and bring them comfort and watch over them.
I will truly miss him
Paul Bracker

Colleen McAuliffe

October 4, 2019

I had the great pleasure of working for Gary Warren as his Department Manager and Pricing Specialist for Navy Exchange Orlando Grocery Department. He was committed to serving both the active and retired military community. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this sad time.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY