Col. John “Jack” W. Warrender (USMC RET), 90, of Morehead City, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Crystal Bluffs in Morehead City.
At this time no services are planned.
Jack was born in Newark, NJ to Scottish immigrants Robert and Mary (Wright) Warrender. Jack Cherished his Scottish heritage and was a proud Marine for thirty-one years and forever. Jack also flew for United Airlines for twenty-six years.
In 1967, his cousin, Capt. Colin MacManus, was killed in Vietnam; deeply saddened, Jack took a leave of absence from United Airlines to fly missions in the unfriendly skies of Vietnam. His service and sacrifice in Vietnam earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross. New Jersey Representative Joseph G. Minish wrote a letter of commendation to Jack’s parents, and in a speech before Congress, acknowledging Jack’s heroic act and his parent’s sacrifice.
Jack is survived by his wife, Linda Warrender; son, Robert “Scot” Warrender and his wife Lori; daughters, Lesley Warrander, Heather Knight and her husband Christopher; step-daughter, Penny Rule and her husband Dr. Stanley Rule; grandchildren, Asher and Silas Warrender, Lindsey and Sarah Knight; step-grandchildren, Amy Johnson Blount, Ryan Johnson, and John Rule.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefsbrooks.net
Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home of Morehead City, NC.
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