God's plan for Warren's life was completed on June 18, 2011. Warren lived 68 years. The last 15 years he struggled with congestive heart failure. He was often advised that his earthly future was short. Yet, year after year, God gave him time to see his son, Ben, grow to be a man of faith and goodness, and Warren was able to participate in the wedding of Ben and his precious wife, Lisa. Warren and Sandy had always prayed for another child and in His own time and plan, He sent them Lisa. Warren celebrated their marriage and had a glimpse of the wonderful life they would build together. Warren was a man of few words but great with honor and honesty He believed in God's gift of Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. Warren never compromised the truth. That honesty was the foundation of his almost 45 year marriage to Sandy, in his fatherhood to Ben, and through his career as a licensed professional mechanical engineer. An expert in transportable satellite dish receivers, Warren's designs have been used all over the world. Even at the cost of his professional advancement, Warren would never allow equipment to be misrepresented to make a sale, or be associated with any product that did not meet his standard of excellence. His training as an engineer impacted all facets of his life and he tried to bring his family on board. But none of us ever learned to load the dishwasher. Perhaps it was that training that truly amazed and strengthened his faith in God's creation. Warren was truly in awe of God's absolute, inexplicable miracle of life and plan for salvation. Warren was devoted to his family and to God. In his final weeks, Warren patiently waited to go stand by the River that flows by His Throne. Many times, as Warren knew his heart was failing, awareness that he was headed Home was great comfort. Always practical, he planned to save his family a seat but warned Sandy that if there were beds in heaven, he drew the line at resting with all their beloved dogs and cats that had gone on ahead even though Sandy assured him they would all have better manners. Warren and his family ask that in lieu of flowers, that those who love him make a donation to their church's food pantry or their local community food coop ministry. Warren and Sandy believed they have been showered with every blessing and wish to share in passing this blessing forward. Warren is survived by his wife Sandra Joy, his son, Benjamin Collier, his daughter by marriage, Lisa Edison and his beloved extended family: Richard and Sheila Williams Fla, David and Karen WilliamsFla, Mike and Carol Williams BennettFla and brother by marriage, Bernie Joy Decatur; nephews and nieces, Tim and Angie WilliamsFla, Michelle Williams & Ernie Pappanastos New York, Danny Williams, Amy WilliamsFla and Charis Joy N. Augusta, GA; great nieces and nephews, TJ Williams, Jordyn WilliamsFLa and Elsie Pappanastos New York. Warren often laughed that his Mama and Daddy, Loran and Mildred Williams, whom he joins in Glory, were amazing to have raised four children. He remembers he and his brother Dick running through the house making noise loud enough to alarm the neighbors. Warren's memorial service, according to his wishes, will be a simple remembrance at Wages & Sons 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 25, 2011. The Reverend Glenn Small will officiate and Mr. Sam Futrick will lead The Lord's Prayer. Following the service, friends and family are invited to share a casual meal at Dominick's of Lawrenceville, 197 W Crogan St, NW Lawrenceville, 770-277-8477. , "Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peach of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me-practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4: 1-9

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  1. Warren,

    You are in a better place now, free of pain. I am wishing you and your family nothing but the best. Take care my friend…

    -Dan

  2. I worked with Warren at both Scientific Atlanta and DataPath. He was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him and knowing him. My sincere condolences to his family. I know you will miss him always, but you will meet again in a better place.

    Ed Patmore

  3. So sorry for your loss and my own for not being able to meet a cousin in person. Enjoyed the few times I was able to talk to him on the phone. 2011 was a sad year for me also, oldest sister and youngest brother were taken away to a better place. God bless you all. Shirley

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