William James Warner August 24, 1945 - January 1, 2019

January 03, 2019

William “Bill” James Warner, age 73, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family, January, 1st 2019, in Brookfield, Missouri.

Bill was born on August 24th, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, to parents Ralph and Irene Warner. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad as a Pipefitter for 30 years.

Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joe Ann; his daughter Michelle (Mike) Humphrey, of St. Joseph, MO, his daughter, Melissa (Chris) Morrow, of Gardner, KS, and ten grandchildren: Ashley (Chris) Moll, Melissa “Mel” Morrow, Loren Harshberger, Jim Harshberger, Ryan Humphrey, Patty Morrow, Josh Morrow, Nathan Shirley, Zachary Humphrey and Ryan Shirley, as well as his sweet dog Midnight. He is also survived by his sister JoAnne Edwards, and brothers Ralph and John Warner, as well as a very loving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Irene Warner, and his sister Laverne Abma.

Bill’s greatest love was for his wife, who he referred to as his “dragon slayer”, and “the best thing he ever did”. To his children and grandchildren, he was Daddy, Ampoon or Papa, a great big teddy bear whose love was as big as it gets. He loved photography, computers, fishing and swimming with all his nieces and nephews. He shared his love of music and delighted in embarrassing his daughters by singing at the top of his lungs with his headphones on to anything from ABBA to ZZ Top.

Over the years he received excellent health care from hospitals in Kansas City, Columbia, Brookfield, as well as Brookfield’s Life Care Center, Hospice and the local paramedics. His family is so grateful for the compassion and care he received.

No services are scheduled at this time. We are planning a private service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Hospice Compassus at 1701-A Prospect Drive, Macon, MO 63552.