Martin James Warner, 81, formerly of Buckhannon, died Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Salem Genesis Center in Salem, W.Va.
He was born in Upshur County on March 16, 1939, a son of the late Martin and Madeline Mildred McVaney Warner.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters: Carol Ann Warner Chomicz and Phyllis Gene Warner; one niece Dana Chomicz Cox; and one great nephew John Franck.
He is survived by one daughter, Wendy and husband Matthew Day of Catlett, Va.; two grandsons: Turner Martin and Ethan Mathew Day; one brother-in-law, James Chomicz; niece Laura and husband Chris Franck; nephew Doug Chomicz; and great nephew Alex Franck.
Mr. Warner was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, then received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master’s Degree in History from Marshall University. He was a teacher for Kanawha County Schools before moving back to Upshur County where he served as head custodian for Buckhannon-Upshur Intermediate School for many years.
He was a life-long student of history and a current events enthusiast, as well as an avid reader.
The body will be cremated and a graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at the Heavner Cemetery.
Online condolences may be extended to the Warner family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Warner family entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service with the arrangements.