John Paulding Warne, Jr., 73, of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Born on August 30, 1946, in Kansas City, Missouri, John was the son of John Paulding Warne, Sr. and Sarah Sears (Collins) Warne. He was married to Gaillynn J. Warne on September 24, 1977, in Strawberry Point, Iowa.
John is survived by his wife, Gaillynn, and three children: Michael Warne of Windsor, Colorado, Charles (Ashley) Warne of Midland, Texas, and Lisa (Nicholas) Glasmann of Louisville, Kentucky. He is also survived by one sister, Virginia Barrett of Lathrop, Missouri, and five grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sarah; an infant daughter, Crystal; and an infant grandson, Jack.
John was a loving husband, father, and skilled engineer. He served in the United States Navy as a radio operator from 1967 to 1971. Afterwards, he received his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Missouri at Rolla. John had a successful career as a petroleum engineer in the oilfields of Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. John retired from Chaparral Energy in 2014 and focused his efforts on his family and hobbies. John was a skilled business man and fabricator, holding two US patents and an untold number of inventions. He was passionate about racing, building and teaching, and he excelled at them all.
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