It is with deep regret that we must announce the passing of Wayne Warner, our beloved colleague and friend. He worked at Alba for twenty-five years as a Mechanical Project Engineer. Wayne was an extremely knowledgeable engineer that took pride in his work and working with others. We will miss his warm smile and caring personality. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts.
Wayne Elliott Warner of Hamilton Ohio passed away peacefully Sunday morning October 22, 2023, in the comfort and immense love of his home surrounded by family. He was born September 26, 1954, at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois to the late United States Master Sgt. George Elliott Warner and his beautiful wife Martha J. Warner. They raised a strong, loving, and united family, producing wonderful children. On June 26, 2021, at their home in Hamilton he married his beloved wife Rita in a beautiful intimate ceremony.
Wayne was an avid hunter, collector of firearms, and promoter of firearms safety and education. A passionate supporter of his country and those who serve to protect our freedom and liberties. He enjoyed warm summer days riding his Can-Am Spyder and crisp fall evenings riding in his Jeep Gladiator.
He inherited his love of woodworking from his talented father and was able to foster that love in his dream garage recently brought to life. Wayne known as “Pops” to the girls was a dedicated supporter of Girl’s Softball and attended many games for The Campbell County Tennessee Lady Cougars where his granddaughter plays and will forever be grateful to Pop’s for his unwavering love and encouragement.
A dedicated employee to Alba manufacturing for twenty-five years, he enjoyed his work and cared for all those he worked with. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and making trips to Missouri and Oklahoma to visit family and create memories.
Wayne is welcomed into Heaven by his father George whom he loved and missed so much and his brother-in-law Terry Jackson. Wayne is survived by his wife Rita Warner; two children by marriage Savannah (Logan) Elam, Ray (Maegan) Elam; five grandchildren by marriage Gracie Jo, Olivia, Parker, Bo, and Kenzie. His beautiful mother Martha J. Warner; his siblings- sister Nancy Jackson of Enid, OK, sister Carol (Scott) Roberson of Independence, MO, and his brother Donald (Paige) of Elk River, MN ; and was also survived by nine nieces and nephews: Sonja Jackson, Shon (Jennifer) Jackson, Erin (Joe) Tucker, Britni (Bobby) Spriggle, Shelby (Michael) Hoffman, Madison (Devin) Chuba, Taylor (Andrew) Wintermote, Kennedy Warner, and Grant Warner; and ten great nieces and nephews.
Friends may contact the family to send their love.