Louis Howard Warner 1934-2021

Louis Howard “Lou” Warner, age 86, Joplin, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in the comfort of his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Lou was born June 27, 1934 in Hutchison, Kansas, son of the late Howard B. Warner and Esther May (Parker) Warner. He graduated from high school at Yuma, Colorado, and worked in sales for Goodyear Tire where he retired after 25 years. He then worked over 20 years doing the job he loved at Freightliner in Joplin, retiring in 2003.
Lou was a loving family man. He was grateful for each day and lived life to the fullest. His favorite times were outdoors, fishing, hunting, and spending time at “Shangri Lou” on the lake. After retirement he enjoyed woodworking and traveling with his wife. He especially remembered the “bear walk” in Neets Bay, Alaska. A loyal friend, Lou was known fondly for his trademark sense of humor. He could bring a smile at a moment’s notice. Lou loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Forest Park Baptist Church. He loved and adored Phyllis, and she loved and adored Lou. They enjoyed going to many Southern Gospel concerts, conventions, and cruises. Lou always said when he married Phyllis he gained Andrea whom he loved as his own daughter.
In addition to his parents, Lou was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Berry and husband, Jack; and special nephew Jeff Morgan.
Survivors include his wife of over 40 years, Phyllis Ann (Cupp) Warner; sons, Steve Warner (Karen), Doug Warner, Bill Warner, and Joe Warner; daughters Pam Toney, Cindy Smith (Ron), and Andrea Street (Shawn); 12 grandchildren, Ian, Gwenna, Tiffany, Robin, Josh, Scott, Mark, Chelsea, Zane, Cassandra, Tim, and Ron; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Deatherage (Gary); nieces Janelle Glanz (Tim), and Judy Moan; nephews Butch Berry and Jason Deatherage; and cousin Sharon Harkness (Ron).
Funeral services were Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Park Baptist Church with Dr. John Swadley officiating.
The family wants to thank Home Instead and Compassus Hospice for the loving care they gave Lou, allowing him to stay in his home. They request memorial contributions be made to LUC Boys Ranch in Lampe, Missouri., care of Parker Mortuary.