OBITUARY

Billy McCoy Warden

May 18, 1933September 29, 2020
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Mr. Billy McCoy Warden, 87, of Woodstock, GA passed away September 29, 2020. Billy grew up in Cookeville, TN. Billy was born on May 18, 1933 in Livingston, TN to the late Joebob and Zora Warden. Billy honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After his service, Billy attended Middle Tennessee University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. He earned a master’s degree in Psychiatric Social Work from the University of Tennessee Nashville.

Billy spent his career helping others. He was a social worker for Milledgeville State Hospital and he also worked for the Youth Development Center. Billy retired from the Cobb-Douglas Mental Health Department. He was an avid reader & gardener. Some of his favorite hobbies include hiking, fishing, target shooting and eating onions. Yes! Eating onions. He was very outgoing and a dedicated Atlanta Braves fan. Billy will be remembered for his strength, kindness, generosity and willingness to help others. He was as loving husband, father, grandfather and will be deeply missed by the many people he has touched.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Oleada Warden; daughters, Rachel Warden Smith (Allen) and Regina Warden Toland (Phillip); grandchildren, Logan, Brynn and Brielle; and sister, Lois Whited (Billy). He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 big brothers and 4 sisters.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Woodstock Funeral Home, 8855 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. For those who are unable to attend, the service will be streamed on the Woodstock Funeral Home Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/134563673261373. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to one of the following charities in memory of Billy M. Warden: Must Ministries, https://www.mustministries.org/ or Habitat for Humanity, https://www.atlantahabitat.org/

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Marilyn Turner

October 17, 2020

My friend Bill I will miss you. I remember your laugh which was catching to all those around. The Fourth of July we shared in Emerson will always be a good memory. Your wife as I refer to as Roomate was the love of your life and you guys were a great example to other married couples. I am thankful for having known you.

Marilyn Ross Turner

Alan & Janice Hanvey

October 17, 2020

Bill will be missed by many, our thoughts and prayers to the family.
Bill’s, gentle guidance to friends and family. alike was amazing. A wonderful husband, father and friend to many, a true gentleman.
Today as the family gathers for Bill’s memorial know our family will be there in spirit.

Margie Graves

October 5, 2020

Bill was generous with kind words and a smile. I believe he might
be one of God's favorites.

Susan Gantt

October 2, 2020

Mr. Warden was a very positive, loving and supportive father. He and Mrs. Warden were at every single softball game that Rachel played, and followed his grandson, Logan, when he played with my grandson at Lassiter! He was encouraging to me as Rachel’s coach, and I will always appreciate his positive support. Thinking of the Warden family and sending love and prayers to all.❤️🙏 Susie Holcomb Gantt.

De Laine Murphy

October 2, 2020

Mr. Warden took me to church. Shannon and Crystal invited us and he let us go. He continued to take me until I could take myself. He would laugh with us and tell us stories. He and Mrs. Warden stood with me when I gave my heart to God. I am blessed to know them both and call them my dear friends and my family. I will truly miss him and am so sorry we lost touch as I grew up but the Wardens made a huge impact on my life that I still care with me. Praying for peace and healing for you all. Love De Laine Van Hoose Murphy

Jerry Samples

October 2, 2020

We love You, Oleada, and your family.

I remember Bill for many, many positive (and no negative) reasons:
His clear and long-distance resonant voice.
(Mine apparently did not even carry across the dining table.)
His faithful and high quality performance of many
different Toastmaster responsibilities over many years.
His warm smile, spontaneous laugh and sincere greetings.
Bill was blessed that Oleada had these same wonderful human qualities. (Well ... maybe not the deep and powerful voice.)

He was a jewel and many long --time friends will miss him greatly.

RIP, Dear Friend,
DTM Jerry Samples

Laura Skinner

October 2, 2020

Time spent with Bill, Oleada, Rachel and Regina many Christmas mornings, sharing a cozy fire, coffee and brunch are treasured memories. Cheers to Bill until we meet again on that Heavenly Shore.

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