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Obituary – Dr. William Warr




Dr. W. Spurgeon Warr, age 84, of Phenix City, Al, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Dr. Warr was born May 24, 1934, in Abbeville, Al., to the late Mary Louise McCloud Warr and Buford S. Warr. He graduated from Central High in 1952, Auburn University in 1955, UAB in 1959, Internship and Residency at the Med. Center in Columbus, Ga from 1960-1962. He began his practice in 1962. He was a member of American Academy of Family Practice, Southern Medical Association, Sons of American Revolution Coweta Chapter, Traveler’s Protective Assoc., Tenn. Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Assoc., Amen Choir of Phenix City, and the Auburn Alumni Assoc.

Dr. Warr loved his God, family, horses, AU tigers, golf, traveling, and attending his community sports events. His dedication was always to his patients and the love of being a physician. At the age of 12 his focus was becoming a doctor of General Practice and Surgery. He practiced 38 years in Phenix City, but upon retiring was bored and took on other physician duties at the Russell Co. Correctional Inst., and Brodwyn and Assoc. At the time of death he was still employed by Russell County and Sensational U, Columbus, Ga. He always said “I want to work until I die”.

Other than his parents, Dr. Warr was preceded in death by: Daughter Crissy Warr Vaughan, and sister, Doris Warr Cole. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Gillis Warr, Son W.S. (Spud) Warr, Jr. (Jeanette), Son-in law, Duke Vaughan, Step son, Johnny Weaver (Amanda), and daughters, Rhonda Major (Johnny), Julie Bowman, and Kathy Daniel (Joe), 8 Grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, nephew Will Cole (Diane) and step cousin Jerry Tapley.

Visitation for Dr. Warr will be held Nov. 25th at 1:30 pm at First Baptist Church in Phenix City, Al, and a celebration of his life will follow at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the First Baptist Church, 2608 Summerville Rd. Phenix City, AL, 36867, and The Salvation Army at P.O. Box 9143, Columbus, Georgia 31908

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