Richard Vance (R. V.) Warner died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Warren. He was born May 23, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, a son of the late W. R. Warner and Cecelia Morin Warner. He received his education in the Warren Public School System, was a graduate of William and Mary College with a degree in Business Administration and from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. R. V. served in the U. S. Air Force. He joined Potlatch Corp in 1953; was promoted Vice-President of the Southern Division and in 1979 was named Vice-President of Potlatch Corporation Wood Products Group with office based in San Francisco, California retiring in 1990. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Warren Country Club and the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA. An avid golfer, Warner, also, enjoyed training his bird dogs and deep sea fishing.

Surviving is his wife of 38 years Betty Anne Hemphill Ederington Warner; one son William Richard “Rick” Warner, III and wife Phyllis, Warren; daughter Kathy Warner Murphy, West Memphis; two step daughters Lou Anne Anderson and husband District Judge Bruce, Warren, and Mary Lynn Richardson, Erie Colorado; grandchildren, Adam Warner, Warren, Arkansas, Patrick Murphy, Lantana, Florida, Celia McGilvray and husband Drew, Little Rock, Jase Richardson, Denver, Colorado and Aaron Richardson, Erie, Colorado. Great grandchildren, Warner Ledbetter, Vance Warner and Murphy McGilvray. He was also preceded in death by a wife Shirley Daugherty Warner; a sister Jane Warner Atkins, a brother W. R. Warner, Jr. and two grandchildren Taylor Warner and Erin Warner Ledbetter.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Oakland Cemetery with Flag presentation ceremony. Memorials preferred Donald W. Reynolds YMCA, David Ritchie, secretary, 402 North Main Street, Warren, Arkansas 71671 or Donors choice. Online obit/guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

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