Virgil John Warren

virgil warren

July 18, 1926 ~ June 2, 2023

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Virgil John Warren, 96, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2023.

A Buncombe Co. native, Virgil was a son of the late Ulus and Malissie Brown Warren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bette Warren; sisters, Reva Smith and Hazel Smith; and brothers, Richard and James Warren.

Virgil proudly served his country in U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a tree trimmer in Michigan until retiring and returning to North Carolina. The perfect day for Virgil was watching NASCAR with his dog Charlie and playing cards with his family on his back porch. He was always a hard worker, he loved being independent. Virgil was always willing to lend a hand to his friends and family.

Mr. Warren is survived by his daughter, Cecilia Warren-Nault; son, Anthony Warren; grandchildren, Dylan Nault, Sydney Kurncz, Hailey Nault, Catherine Nault, Michael Nault and Jordan Nault; great-grandchildren, Caloeb Kurncz, Gemma Kurncz, Virgil Sann-Nault, and Sacha Paige; nephew, David Warren and many other family members.

Mr. Warren’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 7, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. The funeral service will be held the next day at Browns View Church, Candler, NC at 2:00 p.m. with Mr. Warren lying in repose beginning at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Pastor Ricky Netherton will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. A small reception will follow in the basement afterwards.


Funeral Service: June 8, 2023 2:00 pm

Browns View Church
25 Brown's View Church Road
Candler, NC 28715


Visitation: June 7, 2023 5:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I am sorry for the loss of Virgil. I know you all have many wonderful memories of him. Praying for your comfort.

  2. Uncle Virgil was a great man. He was fun to be around. When you had a conversation with him, you had a good one. Our memories are of good times. We love you Uncle Virgil! Our thoughts and prayers to Cecilia, Jordan, Sydney, Catherine, Michael, Hailey, Dylan and families.

  3. We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, Cecilia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Dave and I are so sorry for your loss! Uncle Virgil was one of the nicest men I’ve ever met! He had Southern charm that would melt any heart.

  5. Will miss getting to eat breakfast at the Miami and catch up on the new and the old times. So sorry for the family our prayers are with you during your time of sadness. Virgil is now with all the other family members already gone and at 96 you know he has plenty to tell them about. Rest in peace. Calvin and Frances Haney and family.

  6. What an incredible man and legacy. We are so sorry for your loss and send you all our love and prayers.

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