James Lee Warrick

james warrick
James Lee Warrick, 85, of Arden, died Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the John F. Keever Solace Center. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Henrietta Clark and Edward Warrick. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jan Warrick and two brothers, Edward Warrick Jr. and Scott Warrick. Mr. Warrick was a US Army Veteran, serving with the 45th infantry division in Korea. He attended Berea College and graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Business. He worked for the US Postal Service and retired as a mail carrier in 1990. Mr. Warrick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou Tatham Warrick; two daughters, Marque Goodrich and her husband, Tom, of Asheville and Paula Stegall and her husband, David, of Fletcher and three grandchildren, Marian Lee Goodrich, Elise Goodrich Karpinski and her husband, Patrick and Jared Warrick Stegall. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Graveside rites will follow at Roberts Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Flowers are appreciated or donations can be made to Long Shoals Baptist Church, 661 Long Shoals Rd, Arden, NC 28704.

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  1. There will always be a special place in my heart for Uncle Jim. He always had a smile, loads of kindness, and a fun reminder of carrying me up the mountain when I was a little girl that I will never forget. Love to Moo, Marque and Paula.

  2. Awwww Uncle Jim! What a wonderful example to us all of a loving husband & father! Your infectious smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed! Linger by the wayside of the Pearly Gates, we will all catch up with you! We will watch jealously over your beloved Mary Lou, for great has been her faithfulness as she walked you to the bridge to cross over’!
    ‘Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints’ Psalm 116:15
    How awesome to know that you now see Him face to face!
    With much love,
    Bob & Beck

  3. Just found out about Jim–I am so saddened –I worked with Jim at the post office–I was his substitute–and I thought the world of this man and his dear sweet wife–Mary Lou–just saw them not to long ago at cvs and went to the car and gave Jim a hug—he was smiling and in good spirits–He was a wonderful person and I will surely miss him—but I know that he was a christian man and I will see him again—praying for the family—

  4. fMary Lou, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Jim at the Tatham Reunions. Praying for you and the family.

  5. Mary Lou, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Jim at the Tatham Reunions. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.

  6. Mrs. Warrick, Marque, Paula, and Family… Steve and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to each of you with the passing of such a dear man. Upon moving to a new community sometimes one’s self-confidence is in a cautious mode. You are very unsure of how you will be received. Within the Avery Creek’s Circle of families; Mr.Warrick will stand out first in my mind. Not only as our mail carrier but the Dad of a new found friend. Every time I saw him; he was sporting the most genuine Smile… not a half gesture but a cheek to cheek full Greeting!!!! He was surrounded by a benevolent aura one that spoke volumes of his life and those he loved. There were so many Great Dads `n Moms in our day… but I feel very blessed to have been welcomed and included in His Village…
    Again, you all are in our thoughts …

  7. Jim will be greatly missed. My wife and I would like to extend you our condoliances. We are your neighbors on Baker Place.. Again we feel for you loss…

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