April 20, 2014

Medina
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Dallas Joe Warner

Dallas Joe Warner, 85, of Lodi, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, at his home. He was born in Lodi, on July 4, 1927 to Dallas P., and Retha Hanes Warner.

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.

  • Susan Young Leathers

    Joe will be very much missed, not only in the community, but in the extended Warner family. He was pretty much the glue that held the family together, keeping track of all the kin of Simon Peter Warner, his grandfather. Joe was a great friend to Lodi and a staunch supporter of the ideals our country was founded upon. We will miss him. Our sympathies to Irene, Jane, Wendy and Michael.nThe Norma Young family