History of the Restoration Movement

Weldon E. Warnock


Obituary For W.E. Warnock

Weldon E. Warnock, 77, died Oct. 4, 2009, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Carter County native was born Feb. 6, 1932. He was a retired minister with over 55 years of preaching with the Church of Christ. He was the former minister of the West End Church of Christ in Bowling Green and Gallatin Road Church of Christ in Scottsville.

He was a graduate of Florida College in Tampa and Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in psychology /education. He was an accomplished fiddle player and often performed with other musicians of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. His music group, "The Dixie Boys," opened in the 1950s for such acts as Marty Robbins, Kitty Wells, Ray Price, and Bobby Lord.

He was a son of the late Harlan and Virgie Warnock. He was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Hess. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty Warnock; a daughter, Julie Adams and her husband, Wilson, of Murfreesboro; a brother, Larry Warnock and his wife, Patti, of Indianapolis; a sister, Janet Chaffin and her husband, Don, of Portsmouth, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Sharon Garner of White House, Dale Adams of Bowling Green, Crystal Pollard of Shreveport, La., and Luke Adams of Murfreesboro.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel, with burial in Bowling Green Gardens. Bro. Connie W. Adams, Jim Deason and Earl Robertson will officiate.

-- J. C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane Chapel, Oct 8, 2009.

Directions To The Grave of Weldon Warnock

The grave of Weldon Warnock is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Take I-65 to Exit 22/Hwy.231 and head toward Bowling Green. Turn right on Shive Lane. Shive Lane will end on Middle Bridge Rd. Turn left on Middle Bridge Road. Then turn right on Lover's Lane. The Bowling Green Gardens Cemetery is on the right. Enter the main entrance. Travel toward the rear of the cemetery, straight through the round-about, and on toward the rear. Continue past the cross-street and begin looking on the right. Just past the Section G sign is the Warnock grave.

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Weldon E. Warnock - February 6, 1932 - October 4, 2009
Betty M. Warnock - February 5, 1932 -

Photos Taken May 21, 2012
Courtesy of Scott Harp

Web Editor's Note: The day I visited the grave of Weldon Warnock, I had just begun a week's Restoration Research trip with my dear friend Tom L. Childers. Warnock's grave was the first one we visited after entering Kentucky. Special thanks to Tom for doing the driving!

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