Bobby Gene Warr, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Houston.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Bobby O. Warr and Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Bobby was born August 21, 1939, in Center, to Dillon Warr and Eula Mae Hammers Warr. He graduated Center High School in 1957 and went on to further his education at Panola Community College, Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Houston. He majored in Business Administration. Bobby opened his first hair salon in Center, where he served men and women for fifteen years. He changed professions midlife by attending Lamar University to improve professional and technical skills in construction. There, he made the Dean’s Honor list at age forty-one. Later, he worked for Brown and Root in the electrical and technical division until he retired in 2000. Bobby was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville, a Lifetime 33º Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner at Tyler Shrine. He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Center.
He is survived by
Wife of 58 years: Nancy Lacy Warr of Center, Texas
Tracy Warr Doggett and husband, Reese, of Houston, Texas
Wesley Allen Warr of Houston, Texas
Justin Robert Doggett and wife, Maria, of Austin, Texas
Erin Elise Hernandez and husband, Erick, of Houston, Texas
Amber Nicole Warr of Sontag, Mississippi
Tyler Erick Hernandez
Austin Reese Hernandez
Caden Lee Case
Paxton Trent Hodges
Sisters-in-law and Brother-in-law:
Janis Lacy Compton and husband, Jeep, of Lufkin, Texas
Dr. Joe Neal Lacy and wife, Jane Ann, of Fort Worth, Texas
Linda Lacy Reinhart of Columbus, Ohio
Norma Jo Warr of Kingwood, Texas
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
A host of friends
Preceded in death by
Parents: Dillon Warr and Eula Mae Hammers Warr
Brother: Sherrill D. Warr
Father-in-law: John Neal Lacy
Mother-in-law: Zelma Lacy Pate
Pallbearers will be Brad Alan Hughes, Brent Ashton Hughes, Justin Robert Doggett, Barry Webb, Darren Webb, Matt Matthews, Al Jamison and Gregory J. Warr. Honorary pallbearers will be George M. Smith Jr., Michael Meeks, Harold Warr, Luke Motley III, Joe Anderson, Buddy Hancock, Loman Russell, Jimmy McCauley, Charles St.Clair, Ronny Hughes and Dr. Robert Hughes.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com