HOSCHTON - William "Bill" Adrian Warwick, 79, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012.
Bill had retired from the United States Air Force in 1973 with 23 years of service. He joined the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1997 as a member of Hoschton Lodge #21 and was chosen to be the assistant advisor for the Junior Lodge right away. Bill was elected Noble Grand of the Odd Fellow Lodge in 2001. When the Hoschton Encampment Lodge #1 was formed in 2000, Bill was elected Chief Partriarch. He served in all capacities in the lodges and was elected Grand Master of Georgia for the term 2005-2006. He was Worshipful Master in 2003 and Past Master of the Hoschton Rockwell Masonic Lodge #191 F&AM, District Master of I00F along many other achievements and honors.
Bill not only was loved by all but was an asset to all orders and will be sorely missed. He was a member of Hoschton Baptist Church. May his soul rest in peace with our Heavenly Father.
Survivors include his wife Jo Nan Warwick; sons, Keith L. Warwick and wife, Laura, Winder, Chris B. Warwick and wife, Kimberly, Buford; stepson, Charles "Chuck" Furlong and wife, Jessica, Austin, Texas; daughters, Cherlye S. Willingham and husband, Ben, Murphy, N.C., Dawn M. Warwick, Gainesville, Melanie L. Stephens and Clifford Phillips, both of Snellville, Colleen L. Smith and husband, Gary, Cumming; brothers, Ron L. Warwick and wife, Connie, Sandy Springs, Glen A. Warwick and wife, Susan, Palm Beach Garden, Fla.; sister, Gayle W. Rauschenberg and husband, Fritz, Stone Mountain; sister-in-law, Pat F. Hardin and husband, Bill, Mt. Holley, N.C.; 32 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives.
A full military Air Force honor service was held Monday, April 23, at the Hoschton United Methodist Church with Pastor Luiz Ortiz and Ron Warwick officiating.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton, was in charge of arrangements.