James Michael “Mike” Warren
James Michael “Mike” Warren, 77, died peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on Friday, July 1, 2022. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer on June 14, 2022. His final wishes were to be at home when he passed away.
Mike wore many hats in his life, but the most important ones were to tend to his family and his loved ones. He taught school for thirty-seven years and loved every day of it. He loved his students, all of them, red and yellow, black and white they were precious in his sight. Through his many years of teaching, he became like a father figure and established a lifelong bond with many of his students.
He was active in his community for many years, serving on the deacon board at Oxford Baptist Church, he was a Sunday School teacher, served on the board at Oxford Credit Union, he was a past county commissioner and served as a chairman during the Hazardous Waste Incinerator fight in the early 1990’s. Additionally, Mike was a long time member of the Oxford Lions Club.
His hobbies, besides his grandchildren, were his garden, fishing, bird hunting and dogs.
Visitation will be held Sunday, July 3,2022 from 1:30 – 2:45 PM in the fellowship hall at Oxford Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of fifty-five years, Gail Ashworth Warren; his daughter, Ashley Warren Harrell and husband Lee; his grandchildren, Bailey Harrell (Monica) and Paige Harrell all of Oxford and Laura Grace Tucker and Riggan Tucker of Robersonville, NC; his brothers, Mark Warren and wife Pam of Grifton, NC and Ernest Warren and his wife Jackie of Wilmington, NC; his sister-in-law, Brenda Ashworth Gardziel of Woodbridge, VA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Warren Tucker; his parents, James and Katherine Warren and his in-laws, Dave and Annie Laura Ashworth.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 3:00 PM officiated by Dr. William Pyle and Dr. Steve Bolton.
Flowers are kindly accepted or donations may be made to the Mike Warren Scholarship Fund. Please send checks made payable to J.F. Webb High School, Attn: Rebecca Wilkinson, 3200 Webb School Rd., Oxford, NC 27565.