John Warren

Obituary of John Wayne Warren

John Wayne Warren, 80, of Greensboro, NC passed away peacefully Thursday October 1, 2020.


Graveside Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 2:00PM Monday October 5, 2020 at Westminster Gardens with Rev. Steve Jarvis officiating.


Born July 24, 1940, Wayne grew up in Browns Summit, NC attending Rankin High School. He worked at Big Bear, A&P, and retired from Food Lion as a produce manager. Wayne married the love of his life, Jean Warren in 1960 and were blessed with 53 years together. They had two daughters, Renee and Leslie. Wayne was a simple man, kind, sincere, and genuine. He cared more for others than he did for himself. He loved life and created many beautiful crafts. At age 80, he was still going strong. Wayne was a faithful member and Deacon of Stevens Memorial Baptist Church where he served his Savior honorably. Wayne loved his daughters and kept a tight string on them as they were growing up. They often referred to him as the FBI. They couldn’t get away with any mischief. Wayne was loved by anyone who knew him, and was especially loved by his family. He brought kindness and love wherever he went. We will miss you so much Daddy, Wayne, and Grandpa.


Survivors include his daughter, Leslie Warren Pinnix and husband, Jeff of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Logan Pinnix and special friend, Chris, and Lauren Mazur and husband, Benji; great grandson, Landon Mazur; sister, Brenda Faircloth and husband, Johnnie; brothers, Danny Warren and wife, Vickie, and Rodney Warren; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann McIntosh.


Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jean M. Warren; parents, John P. Warren and Francis L. Warren; daughter, Renee Warren Ciriello; and brother, Jerry Warren.


Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stevens Memorial Baptist Church, 3001 North Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27405.


Graveside Service

2:00 pm
Monday, October 5, 2020
Westminster Gardens
3601 Whitehurst Rd.
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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