Howard Earl Warren, age 84, passed away peacefully at his home in Hobgood on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
Earl was born in Martin County, NC to the late Daisy Mae Whichard Warren and Percy Warren, Sr. On the 17th of August 1957 he married the love of his life, Vida Rae Coggins, and to this marriage was born two sons. Earl and Vida Rae were just shy of being married 64 years. Earl was a member and deacon of the Hobgood Baptist Church and the former President of the Hobgood Fire Department. In 1973 Earl founded Earl’s Repair Service and built it into a very successful business. Earl was well known for his ability to cook delicious BBQ. He would cook pigs for the Hobgood Fire Department, and they would in turn sale the BBQ for fundraisers. He enjoyed cooking for family reunions and sharing his BBQ with friends. Along with cooking, Earl enjoyed gardening as well. He was very community minded and loved the town of Hobgood greatly.
In addition to his parents Earl was preceded in death by his sister, Hilda Warren; and two brothers, Henry Warren and Percy Warren, Jr.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Vida Rae Warren; his sons, Ronnie Warren of Hobgood and Donald Warren and wife Diane of Hobgood; his sisters, Rosa Braddy of Hobgood and Nina Lee of Speed; his grandchildren, Dee Lowe and husband Eric of Wilmington, Justin Warren and wife Amy of Elm City, Abby Warren of Greenville, and Rebecca Warren of Greenville; and his great-grandsons, Cody and Bryson Warren.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. A funeral service will follow in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Don Glendenning officiating. The burial will follow at Hobgood Cemetery in Hobgood.
Memorial contributions may be made directly to Hobgood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 36, Hobgood, NC 27843, or online by clicking here; or directly to AseraCare Hospice, 2317-B Executive Circle, Greenville, NC 27834, or online by clicking here.
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling arrangements for the Warren family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.