George Clayton “Bud” Warren, Jr.

August 5, 1937 - February 10, 2024

08/05/1937 - 02/10/2024

Past Services

Monday February 12, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Funeral Service
Tuesday February 13, 2024
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Meherrin Baptst Church
519 Meherrin Avenue
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Tuesday February 13, 2024
11:45 am
Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery
519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

MURFREESBORO, NC – George Clayton Warren, Jr., affectionately known as “Bud,” peacefully passed away on February 10, 2024, at ECU Health Roanoke Chowan Hospital. He was born on August 5, 1937, in Milwaukee, NC. Bud was 86 years old at the time of his passing.

Bud dedicated a significant portion of his life to serving others. He worked as a Postal Worker for the U.S. Postal Service, delivering mail with care and diligence. After retiring from the USPS, he continued his work in the mail room at Chowan University. Bud’s commitment to his job was evident in his attention to detail and strong work ethic.  Bud was also proud to have served his country in the United States Air Force.

Outside of work, Bud had a zest for life. He loved dining out with his beloved wife and was known for his sociable nature, never hesitating to strike up a conversation with strangers. Television brought him joy, and he never missed an episode of his favorite show, Blue Bloods. However, Bud’s greatest passion was following and attending every ball game his grandsons played. He cheered them on with unwavering support and pride.

Bud was a longtime and faithful member of the church he held dear, Meherrin Baptist Church. He was always the first to arrive, eager to worship and connect with his church family.

Bud is preceded in death by his father, George Clayton Warren, Sr., his mother, Elma Spivey Warren, his loving wife, Barbarette Barnes Warren, his son, George Stanton “Stan” Warren, and his grandson, Brandon Warren. Although their absence leaves a void, their memories will forever be cherished.

Bud leaves behind his grandson, Tucker (Kasara) Warren of Matthews, NC, who brought immense joy to his life. He is also survived by his sister, Marianna (Elbert) Long of Conway, NC, and his daughter-in-law, Michelle Warren of Matthews, NC. Additionally, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Judy B. Ward of Ahoskie, NC, and his brothers-in-law, Stanley Barnes (Eileen) of Murfreesboro, and Don Barnes (Judy) of Pendleton, NC.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 12, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. A service to celebrate Bud’s life will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 11:00 am at Meherrin Baptist Church, with Reverend John Porter officiating. Following the service, Bud will be laid to rest in Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery.

Donations in Bud’s memory may be made directly to Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Lane, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855, or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements for the Warren family. Online condolences can be shared with the family by visiting Bud’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.


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Mary Daniel
8 days ago

George was faithful in his job, to his church and his family. He will be greatly missed.

Paul and Lila Murdock
9 days ago

We were fortunate to know Bud and Barbarett even before they were married. Murfreesboro and Chowan will miss Bud’s wit and smile
Praying for the family

Celeste Simmons
9 days ago

My heartfelt sympathies to George’s family. I worked with him at the post office for many years. George was a very hard worker and so pleasant to everyone. He gave me my nickname after I went to work at the PO. He was definitely the same person every day. George was a fine Christian man that deeply loved his family, especially his grandsons. Now, he is living with his family that preceded him, in heaven without any pain or sorrows. Rest in Peace my friend.

Brenda Baisey
9 days ago

To the family of good old George. You were a great old man and a real mess. Go on and find all those good restaurants up there so you can tell us all about them when we get there. I will surely miss you, my friend. Love you Tucker. Chowan hasn’t been the same since you retired. Rest in peace, our buddy!

Mary Harris
9 days ago

What a sweet man. He will be missed. What a wonderful Heavenly Reunion he must be having with those he loved.

John Hinton
10 days ago

George was a fine man and hard worker. I never heard a cross word. Working at Chowan was never the same after Bud retired.

Beth Webber
10 days ago

Mr. George was a great man and will be greatly missed. I worked closely with him at Chowan for 4 years. I loved hearing all his stories.

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Glynda McFadden Turner
11 days ago

So sorry to hear of Mr. Warrens passing. He was a kind, true, southern gentleman. Prayers for the family.