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In Memory of

James W. Warren

April 5, 1933 - May 16, 2017

Obituary


James (Jim) W. Warren, 84, died May 16, 2017, in Austin, Texas, after a short illness. A visitation will be held Sunday, May 21st, beginning at 10 am, followed by a reception beginning at noon, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans. Jim, who was one of six children, was born April 5, 1933, in Houston, Texas, to Maurine and Benjamin F. Warren. After serving in the Armed Services, he began a lifelong career as an entrepreneur in various health and fitness related businesses. Jim eventually met and married the love of his...

James (Jim) W. Warren, 84, died May 16, 2017, in Austin, Texas, after a short illness. A visitation will be held Sunday, May 21st, beginning at 10 am, followed by a reception beginning at noon, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans. Jim, who was one of six children, was born April 5, 1933, in Houston, Texas, to Maurine and Benjamin F. Warren. After serving in the Armed Services, he began a lifelong career as an entrepreneur in various health and fitness related businesses. Jim eventually met and married the love of his life, Dianne Davis. They raised two daughters, Melanie and Summer. Over 47 years of marriage, Jim and Dianne lived in a number of places including New Orleans, Corpus Christi, Houston, Boulder and Austin. They shared an idyllic life, full of love and happiness, surrounded by their immediate family, including their cherished grandchildren, Alex, Jayden and Ember. Jim was married for a brief time earlier in his life, and was blessed by the birth of his oldest daughter, Wendy Sawyer, and her family, including his grandchild Cristin. Those who new Jim loved him, as he was uncommonly kind and gracious to every person that he encountered. Even during his hospital stay, the staff commented over and over again, about Jim’s remarkable kindness, even when they were “waking him up in the middle of the night and poking him with needles!” Such was the nature of this gentleman who will forever live in our hearts. Jim is survived by his wife, Dianne; three daughters, Wendy, Melanie, Summer, and their families. He is also has survived by many siblings, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at Austin Heart Hospital who took extraordinary and compassionate care of Jim in his final days of life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made in Jim’s honor to the organization of the donor’s choice. To sign and view the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.