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John Van Cleef Warner Jr.

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June 11, 1947 - June 9, 2020

  • John Van Cleef Warner Jr.

John “Johnny” Van Cleef Warner Jr., husband of Kathy Jones Warner, died at his home in Athens on June 9, 2020.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Savannah.

Johnny was born in Savannah on June 11, 1947, to June Mahaney and John Van Cleef Warner Sr. He grew up on St. Simon’s Island, graduated from Glynn Academy in Brunswick in 1966 and attended Georgia Southern. He began his career in sales at Sea Pac on St. Simon’s Island and worked at several companies in the U.S. He retired from Tampa Maid Seafood as Southeast Sales Manager in 2006. Johnny and Kathy had 34 years together and enjoyed traveling the U.S., boating and ocean cruising. Johnny also liked to cook and go deep sea fishing. They lived on Lake Sinclair in Baldwin County, then moved to Chickasaw Point on Lake Hartwell near Westminster, South Carolina. In July 2019 they moved to Iris Place, an independent retirement living community in Athens.

Survivors besides his wife include a son, John V. Warner, III; a stepdaughter, Tina Ridley and her husband, Bill Marcie of Darien; a step-son, Jim Ridley and partner, Laura Redman of Jefferson; a brother, Randy Warner and wife, Karen of Punta Gorda, FL; a niece, Ellison Warner of Naples, FA; an aunt, Carol Haley of Eatonton; a cousin, Duncan Williams and wife, Jenna and their children, Daniel and Hannah of Athens; and many friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to your favorite charity.

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, 1211 Jimmy Daniel Road, Watkinsville, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com