James Kenneth Warwick, age 73 of Demorest, Georgia, entered into his eternal rest on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Elberton with his family by his bedside.
Born in Cornelia, Georgia on July 23, 1947, he was the son of the late John & Lora Pilgrim Warwick. Kenneth was a 1965 graduate of South Habersham High School and served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was a faithful member of Chattahoochee Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 40 years. Kenneth was a retired tool/dye maker from Piedmont Automotive.
“Poppy” as he was better known loved his family dearly. He enjoyed being at every event to watch and support his grandkids. Sadly, his declining health prevented him from that the last year but he kept his phone in his hand awaiting pictures and updates about those grandkids.
In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his stepmother, Ann Warwick & stepbrother, Mike Smith.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Carolyn of Demorest, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Brian & Stacie Warwick; grandchildren, Ian Duncan Warwick & Myla Meiling Warwick all of Elberton, GA; sister & brother-in-law, Carol & Glenn Smith; very special aunt, Ila McEntire all of Demorest, GA; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, & a host of friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Chattahoochee Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Anderson, Rev. Bill Gravely officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Tanner officiating at the graveside.
Full military honors will be provided by the Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720, Habersham County American Legion Post #84, & the Rabun County DAV Chapter #15.
The body will lie in state at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the service hour on Thursday.
Flowers are accepted or the family requests all donations be made in memory of Kenneth Warwick to the Chattahoochee Baptist Church Building Fund, 7905 Duncan Bridge Road, Cleveland, GA. 30528
An online guest registry is available for the Warwick family at www.HillsideMemorialChapel.com
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256
Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home.