James "Robert" Warren Sr.

Friday, September 17, 1943 - Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A Dear Friend

Photo of James "Robert" Warren Sr. - 1943-2021

Waynesville - James Robert Warren, age 78, entered into his eternal heavenly home on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

Robert was born September 17, 1943 to the late Russell Warren and the late Gladys Brackett Warren Parks. He had made his home in Haywood County all of his life and retired from Dayco Corporation in Waynesville with 32 years of dedicated service. Robert was well-known throughout Western North Carolina as a gifted horse trainer and he boarded and tended horses for numerous people throughout the area. Robert was a man of faith and was a member of Lake Junaluska Baptist Church. He was blessed with many friends and these friendships were an important part of his life.  Robert was a good and kind man and he will be deeply missed forever.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandy Warren Raines; and a brother, David Warren.

Surviving are his best friend and soulmate of 29 years, Eleanor Nicholson of Waynesville; a son, James “Jimmy” Warren, Jr. of  Waynesville; a grandson, Sagen Warren (Amber) of Waynesville; several nieces and nephews; and his special two dogs that he adored.  

To honor Mr. Warren’s request, no formal funeral services will be held.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Warren family. 

Condolences from family and friends

RIP my friend! My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
Amy Barnard
RIP ole buddy.
E. West
Mr. Warren broke/trained a colt for me many years ago. He was the best in the business. I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for each of you during this difficult time.
Debbie J. Lewis
Robert you were my best friend,I thought of you as a father. I will miss and love you forever . R.I..P. Robert
John Conner
Prayers for family
oj Henline