Dwight M. Warnock, Jr., age 78, passed away July 27, 2019, at his home after a long illness.
He as born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 5, 1941. He as the son of Dwight Warnock, Sr. and Irene Warnock (Wood).
His early years were spent in Indianapolis but later his father was transferred to Gauley Bridge, West Virginia where Dwight Sr. was a general superintendent of a coal mine. Dwight graduated from Gauley Bridge High School in 1959. He started college at West Virginia Tech and later finished his degree at the University of Tennessee where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. He graduated in 1963. Upon graduation he volunteered for the United States Army. Dwight spent three years on active duty which included two years in Vietnam. There he unloaded supply ships in “Co-Gi-Do” until 1966.
Upon returning from Vietnam Dwight started a career working on the railroad. He relocated many times and worked in various cities including Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. Dwight retired from Conrail in 1996.
Along the way he met and married his wife, Patricia Warnock (Bugel). They were married December 18, 1987, in Medford, New Jersey. They lived in Marlton, New Jersey on the fifth hole of the golf course until his retirement in 1996. After retirement they moved south to Chesapeake City, Maryland. They spent many happy years there looking out to the D&C Canal. In 2007 they moved further south to their dream home at the Waterford Community in Leland, North Carolina. There they met many wonderful friends and neighbors. They enjoyed the sunshine and the ducks and geese in their back yard. In 2011 his wife and true love Pat passed away. At her bedside was a little black companion dog named “Skiddles”. “Skiddles” became Dwight’s nearest and dearest companion until her death in 2018. In his later years Dwight became very active in his church The Bridge. There he met many friends and developed a strong faith life. He will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife Pat and his parents Dwight and Irene Warnock.
He is survived by his brother, Larry (Betty) Warnock, stepson Robert (Linda) Bingemann, nephew Jeffrey (Kate) Warnock, daughter-in-law Nancy (Mike) Bray, grandchildren Craig Belfatto, Jr., Christina (Dan) Jones, and Kari (Zac) Cleveland. He is also survived by great grandchildren Annie, Danny and Liam Jones, and Trygg and Teak Cleveland.
Memorial service will be 11 am Saturday, August 3, 2019 at The Bridge Presbyterian Church in Leland.
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