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James W. Warner Jr.

Jim passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 25, 2020 at his home in Plainwell.

He was born September 20, 1961 in Grand Rapids, the son of James and Jacqueline (VanEss) Warner. For many years, Jim was a truck driver for Nagel Construction Company. In his free time he loved deer hunting, walleye fishing and as a young man enjoyed salmon fishing. Jim liked tinkering on projects not always completing one before starting another.

He was a good helper and wasn’t afraid of getting into a little trouble. Jim had a great sense of humor, he loved teasing his grandchildren and would always say goodbye to them with a giant bear hug. On September 8, 2008 on the beach at Gun Lake he married Debra Sheppard who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Amy (Randy) Bender of Martin, Jonathan (Renee) Langford of Otsego, Jamie (Christina) Duncan of Oklahoma and Bradley (Lindsey) Warner of Plainwell along with 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to the

National Autism Association.

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Ruby and Jeremy Rogers

September 26, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Dearest debra jon and renee and marah-

We are sadden to hear of jims passing, we are praying for you all at this time and may the Lord comfort you all.


Rick mouser

September 27, 2020 at 1:02 pm

My condolences to Deb, and family. Jimmy you will be greatly missed. He was my friend coworker and mentor. I will very much miss our talks about life work and raising hard headed kids. Rest in peace Driver your shift is over


Ginny Hughes

September 27, 2020 at 5:25 pm

Jim was one of the happiest go lucky guys that I was privileged to know. He would always ask how you were doing! He didn’t seem to let things get him down and he was always smiling. I always enjoyed seeing him at Brad and Lindsey’s! We are praying for the whole family to have peace and comfort, may God’s love overwhelm you!


Patti (Burgess) Ervin

September 27, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Dear Deb, I was saddened to hear of My Cousin Jim’s passing…him and I were only a year apart and the memories I will treasure forever!!!! We sure had Grandma pulling her hair out at times 🙂 I know these last few years we drifted apart but know he will be missed and loved always. My deepest sympathy to You and your family…you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Craig and Patti Ervin


Kimberly K Hinga

September 27, 2020 at 8:41 pm

I am so sorry to hear of this. Hugs and prayers to his friends and family.


Randy Snoeyink

September 28, 2020 at 3:32 pm


Our deepest sympathy on your loss. I always enjoyed working with Jim. The work could be frustrating at times, but Jim handled it well and always had a great attitude. He was a good truck driver, but a better person.

Randy & Barb Snoeyink


Kevin Hanosh

September 30, 2020 at 11:30 am


Jim was a great guy and would help anyone out when they needed it, he might pick on you the whole time for being dumb but he would stand right there the whole time. He always had a smile on his face and a joke to go with it. He will be greatly missed.


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