Robert Lee Warner, 64, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011.


Robert Lee Warner

Friends may call on the family of Robert Lee Warner, 64, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, or at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Crossroad Christian Church, 4867 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Coker Cemetery in Greensboro, Md.

Mr. Warner died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born April 15, 1946, in Greensboro, Md., he was the son of Ida Bell Warner and Linwood Warner Sr.

Mr. Warner graduated from Lockerman High school and attended the police academy in Wilmington. He spent his life protecting and serving the public interest. He worked as a police officer in Denton, Md., in the mid-1970s. Ultimately, he took the skills he honed there and transitioned into working at the Smyrna Prison, then worked for Kraft General Food.

In his later years, he proudly took a post in the security department at the Delaware State College from which he eventually retired for medical reasons.

“Skintight,” as Mr. Warner was known to his friends, had an immense love for riding motorcycles and was a proud member of the THUNDERGUARD Motorcycle Club for more than 30 years. He most especially respected and admired Harley Davidson’s make and model of bikes.

He was at home on the road, as well as in the wild. He was known to be a true and skilled hunter and a rugged outdoorsman as well; he enjoyed spending his time fishing, cooking, and was proud of the time he spent as an officer of the law.

Mr. Warner is survived by his four children, Robert L. Warner Jr. of Easton, Md., Jason A Warner of Easton, Md., Marchelle Kellum of Easton, Md., and Dana Harris of Milford; his four grandchildren, Morgan, Samuel, Chastity and Robert L. Warner III; and four great-grandchildren, Curtis, Jordan, Jaden and Jacob.

He is fondly remembered by his two brothers, Harrison Warner and his wife Catherine of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Roy Lee and his wife Debra of Harrington; three sisters, Betty Lee Avery and her husband Jake of Dover, Diane Burgess and her husband Walter of Richmond, Va., and Beverly Warner of Greensboro, Md.; and a very special friend, Bertie Lorraine Hamilton of Magnolia.

Mr. Warner will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews and his THUNDERGUARD club members.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to Pippin Funeral Home in order to assist with additional expenses.