Rev. Warren WattenbargerMarch 2, 2017
Rossville, GA: Rev. Warren Wattenbarger, 85, of Rossville, GA, formerly of Rogersville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in a local health care facility. Rev. Wattenbarger had resided in Rossville for the past five years and previously lived in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia as a minister in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church for over 60 years, having served in all areas of the conference in 14 appointments. His passions in life were serving his God, his family, and his church, and he was an avid reader. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grayson & Maggie Wattenbarger.
Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Mildred Fairchild Wattenbarger; children, Kathy (Terry) Martin, Gray, TN, Mark Wattenbarger, Rossville, GA; grandchildren, Christopher Martin, Kristen Martin, Molly Martin, Gray Wattenbarger, & Leigh Wattenbarger; brother, Ogle (Louise) Wattenbager; sister, Hazel (Fred) Hicks, all of the Athens, TN area; thirteen nieces and nephews. A special thank you is extended to those who lovingly cared for Rev. Wattenbarger at NHC, Rossville for the past few months.
Visitation hours will be 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Funeral service will be conducted 3:00 P.M., Sunday, March 5, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Rogersville with Rev. Gary Grogg officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org.
Online condolences may be made at www.broomefuneralhome.com
BROOME FUNERAL HOME, ROGERSVILLE is honored to serve the Wattenbarger family.