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Franklin (Reid) Warren

Franklin (Reid) Warren

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07/03/14 06:47 PM #4    

Danny T. Ferguson

Our classmate and good friend, Reid Warren, passed away two days ago after suffering a massive heart attack. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, July 6th at 2pm at Centenary Methodist Church.  Our deepest condolences go out to Reid's family, particularly to his wife Rana who has been through so much this past year with the loss of their son in June of 2013 and now losing Reid.    Our thoughts and our prayers are with them.  Below is Reid's obituary:                                         Danny Ferguson  


Saturday, July 5, 2014 12:00 am

WARREN WINSTON-SALEM Franklin Reid Warren,Jr. July 14, 1943-July 1, 2014 Franklin Reid Warren,Jr. entered into heaven on July 1 from complications of pneumonia after a heart attack. Reid was born to Frank and Celeste Warren on July 14,1943. He attended Reynolds High School and Virginia Tech College on football and track scholarships. His early athletic career started with Pop Warner Football and continued as the star running back for the football team. He also participated in track, earning state records. He was inducted in the Reynolds High School Hall Of Fame in 2012 for being all conference-football, all-state football, top scorer for 3 years-football. His NC track records included high and low hurdles as well as individually achieving 15 of the 19 team's point in one state championship track meet. He was a lifelong member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Reid was one of the founders of the Winston-Salem Salt Water Sport Fishing Club. He also fished in many the Big Rock Tournaments. He loved hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors. Reid operated a home repair business serving many loyal customers and friends. He was a true friend to all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife of 45 years Rana Blackford Warren, his daughter Charlotte W. Hieronymus (Danny), and the apple of his eye, his Grandson Eli Hieronymus. He is alo survived by his Mother, Celeste Lister, his sister Ann Youngblood (Bob), his brother Bob (Kathy), his mother-in-law Helen Blackford, his sister-in-laws, Priscilla French (Stuart), Nancy Frazier (Tom), Lucy Gibney (Paul). A host of nieces and nephews will also mis him. Reid was preceded in death by his son Frank Warren on July 11,2013, his father Frank Warren in 1975, and his father-in-law Allan Blackford in 2012. A celebration of life service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church with the Rev.Craig Ford officiating. The Family will greet following the service in the narthex of the church. Memorials may be made to Centenary Methodist Church, 646 W.5th St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (Cremation Srvc


07/03/14 08:01 PM #5    

Anita Hauser (Ogburn)

What a great friend and athlete. Too many stories to share here. In 1962, our senior year, during the state championship track meet,  Reid set a new record in the 120 yard high hurdles, tied in the low hurdles record with 19.8, placed,  second in the 100 and third in the long jump. His 14.8 took a tenth off the old record set by the London and Helsinki Olympic Decathlon medalist  and tied by the winner in1956. He out scored any other team individually.

One  Saturday Reid and I were at Hanes Park goofing around. Reid took his shoes off and broke the state record in the high jump barefooted. What an athlete and friend. I am really going to miss him.

Tom  Ogburn

07/03/14 10:26 PM #6    

Steve C. Blake

This is a sad day to lose such a great friend, teamate, classmate, and person. His accomplishments during the state track meet our senior year we won the 4A championship. Our football team was not the same after his injury. We may have at least challanged for the state championship as well. I am going to miss him.


Steve Blake


07/04/14 02:05 PM #7    

Dick Goin

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Reid. During the reunion my wife and I had the opportunity to sit for a short time and talk with Reid and recount some of the things that he and I had shared during the time that we spent on the fields and in the classes while at Reynolds. I am now more appreciative of that time shared with Reid and like all who knew him am touched and saddended by his passing.

Yes he was an exceptionally fleet footed individual, but he also had a sence of humor that was unparalled as well. He will be missed.

07/04/14 10:00 PM #8    

Bonnie Forrest (Boles)

I am so sad to hear about Reid. He was such a great all around guy! I wish we could have five year "get togethers". Just simple and easy and of course fun.

07/05/14 10:31 AM #9    

P. Grant Harmon

What an athlete and a cheerful friend--Reid was amazing and I have missed Reid and Rana over the past 50 years as I have lived all over the US. God bless his family and friends.


Grant Harmon

07/05/14 04:01 PM #10    

Vilia Wood (Marshall)

I'm very proud to have been one of Reid's classmates and I'm sorry for Rana's losses. It must be unspeakably hard for her right now. She and others who are suffering for him will be in my prayers. 

07/06/14 07:32 AM #11    

Pam Bain (Davis)

I was so sorry to hear about Reid's passing. I remember him so well and can still see that youthful face and athletic body sprinting on the track and down the field in football. He loved to excell in sports and was so successful at it. My thoughts are with his family, especially Rana, as they challenge the loss of such a wonderful man. He shall be missed...
Pam Bain Davis

07/06/14 09:46 AM #12    

Dianne Pfefferkorn (Hobbs)

Reid was a wonderful friend and athlete at Reynolds.  My condolences to all of his family.


Dianne Pfefferkorn Hobbs


07/06/14 02:07 PM #13    

Katherine V. (Kit) Williamson

So very sorry to hear of Reid's passing.  My condolences to Rana and his daughter.  I am certain  Reid's  departure will leave a large, unfillable, hole in many lives.

Kit Williamson



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