He graduated from Lodi High School, in 1945, and Baldwin Wallace College, in 1950, where he lettered in baseball, and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
He served in the Army Air Corp at the end of WWII. He was in the insurance, and real estate business for over 50 years, in the Lodi area.
Mr. Warner was an ardent supporter of local businesses, and schools, the Lodi Community Chest, Lodi Library, Lodi Hospital, Rotary Club, and the Methodist Church of Lodi. He was recognized as the local area historian, and was instrumental in founding the Lodi Historical Society. He enjoyed golf, bowling, and general sports, Dixieland and Big Band music, and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Irene of 61 years; children, Michael and Wendy; sister, Jane W. Smith; nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held later in the year.
Arrangements will be through the Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lodi Community Chest, 104 Medina St., Lodi, OH 44254.