Thaddeus Mather Warren, Sr., 85, of Galveston, passed away Monday, December 8, 2008, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 13th, at Grace Episcopal Church in Galveston with Father Paul Wehner officiating. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
Thad’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Friday, December 12th, at James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.
Thad was born July 16, 1923, in Galveston, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a telecommunications operator stationed in Greenland providing weather reports to pilots. Thad worked in the cotton industry and later in the auto parts business for many years, retiring as the store manager at Nash Automotive. He was a longtime member of TPA Travelers Protective Association. Thad was an avid hunter and fisherman, horse lover, and vegetable gardener. He was also a longtime usher at Grace Episcopal Church. He was a loving husband and father.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Mather Warren, Sr.; mother, Rosalie Heer Warren; stepmother, Dorothy Biggs Warren; brother, Earl Mather Warren, Jr.; and daughter, Deborah Ann Warren.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Earline Warren; sons, Thaddeus Mather Warren, Jr., and wife, Gail; and Dennis Earl Warren; sisters-in-law, Joyce Williams and husband, Wilfred Williams, II, and Elsa Warren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Robert Wehner, Bruce Williams, Wilfred Williams, III, John Earl Slaughter, Lane Walker, Bill Rector, and Mikale Slaughter.
Memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church.