Frank Edward “Sonny” Warlitner, Jr., 78, of 530 West Jackson Street died Friday morning, January 4, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Warlitner was born July 12, 1934, in Covington a son of the late Frank E. Warlitner, Sr. and Mamie Gladys Fix Warlitner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Lee Warlitner, Donald Berkley Warlitner and Arnold “Tony”Warlitner and three sisters-in-law Reva Crowder Hunt, Jan Howard Warlitner and Wanda Carter Warlitner.
Sonny was a 1953 graduate of Covington High School and attended Stuyvesant Prep School in Warrenton. He served in the Virginia National Guard for 15 years. He had retired in 1990 from MeadWestvaco as a maintenance foreman after 36 years with the company.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Robbie Crowder Warlitner of Covington; two daughters, Kim Warlitner of Covington and Teri Blackledge and her husband, Kevin, of Costa Mesa , CA; three granddaughters, Charity Hale and her husband, Nathan, of Covington and Keri Blackledge and Jillian Blackledge both of Costa Mesa, CA; two great grandsons, Mason Hale and Maddox Hale both of Covington, his best friend, his dog Hunter, three brothers, Danny Warlitner and his wife, Barbara, of Covington,
Gary Warlitner of Clifton Forge and Preston Warlitner and his wife, Sheila, of
Winston-Salem, NC; one sister, Barbara Linkenhoker and her husband, Thomas”Buddy”, of Covington; one brother-in-law, Richard Crowder and his wife, Evelyn, of Covington; one sister-in-law, Reba Crowder Graham of Stuarts Draft
and several nieces and nephews.
In accordance with his wishes, his body has been cremated.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday afternoon at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating.
Entombment of his urn will be made in the Alleghany Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive their friends from 1:00 PM until service time on Monday at Arritt Funeral Home.