Albert D. Warner
NATCHEZ — Services for retired Cmdr. Albert D. Warner, U.S. Navy, 91, who died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Christus St. Francis Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria, La., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Vanier officiating.
Burial will follow at the Natchez National Cemetery with military honors under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Warner was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Eupora, the son of Fred N. Warner and Lou Nabors Warner. He joined the Navy at the age of 17 as an enlisted man, worked his way up through the ranks and held a number of jobs during his naval career. He served from 1938 to 1967 and retired with the rank of Commander.
Mr. Warner served in World War II aboard the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin. His service included tours in the Pacific, European, African and Korean Theaters of Operation.
Mr. Warner was a member of the Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge, the American Legion, the Retired Officers Association and the Disabled American Veterans Association.
He was a resident of Gardner, La., for the past two years and previously resided in Natchez since his retiring from the Navy in 1967.
Mr. Warner was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Warner; his parents; three brothers, A.C. Warner, J.L. Warner and J.D. Warner; two sisters, Inez Turner and Ruby Arrington; and one stepson, Sammy Kaiser.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 19 years, Audrey Morace Warner; three stepchildren, Caroyl Bryan and wife, Marilyn, of Alexandria, Gene Bryan and wife, Violet, of Eugene, Ore., and Sherrie Brister and husband, Dan, of Vidalia; 14 step-grandchildren; and 17 step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers honored to serve are Cameron Boyette, Russell Butts, Nolan Cothren, Greg McKay, Jason Ross and Tyler Sandifer.
The family extends special gratitude to Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital, especially Dr. Spears, Dr. Foret, the third floor staff, Dr. Letsinger and the staff of Grace Home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.