Donald “Skeeter” Keith Warner, 87, a lifelong resident of Connersville, went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2022 at Hickory Creek nursing home where he had been a resident.
He was born on October 21, 1935 in Connersville to Henry and Zetta Mae LaMar Warner, and he was a 1953 graduate of Connersville High School.
On January 23,1960, he married Donna Sue Pruet Warner in Village Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Mrs. Warner survives.
Drafted during the Korean War, Don served in the United States Army in Germany as a paratrooper. He was a tool and die maker at Design and Manufacturing and held other factory and industrial jobs until his retirement at age 70. After retirement, he devoted his time to his family and to First Baptist Church as a deacon. He enjoyed going to football, basketball and baseball games with his family and later in his life, his most joyful days were spent caring for his great-grandchildren. He was quiet, gentle, faithful, kind, and good, abounding in generosity and often forgoing his own needs for those of others.
Along with his wife of 63 years, Donna Warner, he is survived by his children, Donald (Sara) Warner of Indianapolis, Daniel (Beth) Warner of Pennsylvania, and Deeann Revalee of Connersville. He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren Whitney (David) Myers of Connersville and Ryan Warner of Pennsylvania, two great grandchildren which he adored, Chloee and Zoey Myers, as well as a sister, Shirley and brother, Ronald “Dink”.
He was preceded in death by his parents; on August 12, 1996, his beloved daughter Debra Warner who shared his love of the Dallas Cowboys and Indiana basketball; and a brother, Larry Warner.
Although we are heartbroken, we believe that the patient suffering he endured in this life has been replaced with the glory of seeing the face of God.
Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 1201 N. Grand Avenue, Connersville. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mal Gibson officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council will be held in Dale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House, Dayton VA Medical Center.