Howard Earl Warren

January 29, 1937 - July 27, 2021

01/29/1937 - 07/27/2021

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Cemetery
Thursday July 29, 2021
Hobgood Cemetery
Highway 125
Hobgood, NC 27843
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Visitation
Thursday July 29, 2021
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
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Service
Thursday July 29, 2021
11:00 am
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
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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.

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Sue StroudDavis
1 year ago

Miss VitaRae, Miss Rosa, Donald and Ronnie and families,
We are so very sorry to hear about Mr. Earl. He was one of the nicest men we have ever known and was always there when we called him. He will be missed and especially on the Sunday morning “come to God meetings” at the store (lol) catching up for the week. Donald was blessed to work with him everyday and now he will be the one we “aggravate” when that heat and air goes out(lol). I pray God will bless you all and give you the comfort and strength you need now but Miss Vita Rae, you are blessed with two loving boys i know will take good care of you as you have them. God Bless you all,
Sue and Bruce Davis

Steve Edwards your old postmsater
1 year ago

Ronnie, sorry for your loss.

Jackie Fleming
1 year ago

Earl was one of the finest men I’ve ever met. He always put you at ease, no matter what you thought was needed in the way of repairs!! He was a delight to be around. My prayers go out to all of the family

Bill Beach
1 year ago

Earl was a good man both in business and life

Diane Moore
1 year ago

Vida Rae, Rosa,Ronnie,Donald & entire family. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers & thoughts are with you all. May God give you strength and comfort today & in the days to come.

Charlie Mayo
1 year ago

My prayers are being lifted for your family during this time of loss.

Carl & Jo Roberson
1 year ago

We were so sorry to hear this. Earl was a true gentleman, a wonderful businessman, and he loved his family.

Susan Hanff
1 year ago

He was absolutely one of the sweetest men I ever knew. He was just as handsome as he was sweet. I know his family will miss him terribly. Anytime he helped my husband and I he made me feel like everything was gonna be OK. He was absolutely a kind spirit in this world.

Cliff Bailey
1 year ago

I’ve known Earl since the early 1970s when we both worked for Sidney Burnett. He was a pleasant, practical and down-to-earth co-worker. Thankfully, he stayed in Hobgood, opened his own business, and shared his goodwill with the church and community. He will be greatly missed.

Yvonne Edmondson
1 year ago

Earl will surely be missed. I grew up down the road from Earl and family. Great man and neighbor. Comfort and peace for the family.