Richard Vance (R. V.) Warner, 89, of Warren, died on October 7, 2018.
He was a graduate of Warren High School and the College of William and Mary College where he earned a degree in business administration. He received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas. He served in the U. S. Air Force.
Mr. Warner joined Potlatch Corp in 1953 as a methods engineer and was promoted to vice-president of the Southern Division. In 1979, he was named vice-president of Potlatch Corporation Wood Products Group with office based in San Francisco, California. He retired in 1990.
Mr. Warner was a member of the Little Rock branch of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank Board of Directors, serving as Chairman of the Board in 1983. He was Chairman of the Board of Review of the American Lumber Standards, Washington, D. C., serving from 1990 to 2001. He was a Board Member of the National Forest Products Association and served on the executive committee. In 1959, he joined the board of the Southern Forest Products Association. He was named a director of the American Forest Council in 1987 and served as a director and president of the Arkansas Forestry Association in 1983. In 1987, was a director and served as treasurer, vice-president and president to the Associated Industries of Arkansas and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. He had been a president of both the Prescott and Northwestern Railroad and the Warren Saline River Railroad; and a member of the University of Arkansas Forestry Advisory Committee. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Warren Country Club and the Donald W Reynolds YMCA.
Mr. Warner was an avid golfer and enjoyed training his bird dogs and deep sea fishing.
Mr. Warner was born on May 23, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan and was the son of the late W R Warner and Cecelia Morin Warner.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Betty Anne Hemphill Ederington Warner; a son, William Richard “Rick” Warner, III and wife Phyllis, Warren; a daughter, Kathy Warner Murphy of West Memphis; two stepdaughters, Lou Anne Anderson and husband District Judge Bruce Anderson of Warren, and Mary Lynn Richardson of Erie Colorado; grandchildren, Adam Warner of Warren, Patrick Murphy of Lantana, Florida, Celia McGilvray and husband Drew, of Little Rock, Jase Richardson of Denver, Colorado and Aaron Richardson of Erie, Colorado; great grandchildren, Warner Ledbetter, Vance Warner and Murphy McGilvray.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a wife, Shirley Daugherty Warner; a sister, Jane Warner Atkins; a brother, W R Warner, Jr.; and two grandchildren, Taylor Warner and Erin Warner Ledbetter.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren.
Graveside services with a flag presentation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 10 at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to:
Donald W Reynolds YMCA
402 North Main Street
Warren, Arkansas 71671