Leonard E. Warren, 93, of Gallman, died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital in Hazlehurst.
A memorial service will be held at Stringer Funeral Home in Hazlehurst, on Friday June 13. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. and service at 2 p.m.
Services will be held at Culpepper Funeral Home in Kosciusko, on June 14. Visitation begins at 12 Noon. Chapel service follows at 2 p.m. Interment with military honors will be in Rural Hill cemetery in Winston County.
Mr. Warren was born near the Smallwood community in Winston County, Oct. 17, 1920, to Levy Q. and Rose Leopard Warren. At age 19 he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, serving in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
He dutifully served his country during World War II in the Army as a gunner sergeant of the 635th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Towed Array, Company C. He was a veteran of the Normandy invasion on D-Day (Omaha Beach – June 6, 1944) and the Battle of the Bulge breakout.
Mr. Warren was employed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman for 26 years.
A highlight of his last years occurred a month before his 91st birthday when he was selected to participate in the 2011 Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Mr. Warren was preceded in death by Annie Warren, his wife of 62 years; also by sister Maggie Ray, and brother, Amsey.
Survivors include: daughter Kaye Warren of Gallman, son Lynn Warren of Gallman; sister May Ray of Nesbit; and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made as follows: Rural Hill Cemetery, Winston County, Mississippi; Copiah Animal Shelter (http://www.copiahanimalshelter.net/donate.html); or WW-II Veterans Honor Flight (http://www.honorflight.org/donate-now/)