Wil­liam War­ren Womble

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

CHAR­LOTTE — Wil­liam War­ren Womble, age 82, of Char­lotte, passed away on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7, 2019. War­ren will be re­mem­bered by all who knew him as a man with a full heart for his hus­band, Rob, his sheep­dog, Mag­gie, and the many so­cial and cul­tural causes he cher­ished. War­ren be­gan his ca­reer as an ed­u­ca­tor, and even af­ter he left the class­room he con­tin­ued as a master teacher of life and love to the many friends and col­leagues by whom he was al­ways sur­rounded. He was a life­long ad­vo­cate of the arts, for the less for­tu­nate, and for an­i­mal causes as demon­strated by his sup­port of nu­mer­ous in­sti­tu­tions and phi­lan­thropies, to in­clude The Pen­land School of Craft, Time Out Youth, and Sheep­dog Res­cues.

War­ren was born on Dec. 14, 1936, to Emily Gur­ley Womble and Wil­liam Jesse Womble of San­ford, N.C. He earned his B. A. at David­son Col­lege and his M. A. in French at the Uni­ver­sity of NC at Chapel Hill. Af­ter teach­ing at Wash­ing­ton and Lee Uni­ver­sity in Vir­ginia and then at Queens Col­lege (now Queens Uni­ver­sity) in Char­lotte, he was em­ployed by First Data Cor­po­ra­tion ( later McKes­son) as Se­nior Prod­uct Con­sul­tant for which he trav­eled widely and fre­quently as a cor­po­rate ed­u­ca­tor for many years un­til his re­tire­ment.

War­ren’s moun­tain house on the edge of the Linville Gorge was a place of peace and tran­quil­ity. He loved to cook for his friends. He shared the house with a col­lec­tion of works by North Carolina crafts­men and Rob’s col­lec­tion of Ja­panese tea bowls. Sit­ting on the front deck he watched the shad­ows on Grand­fa­ther Moun­tain and briefly glanced at deer or bear. Mag­gie was al­ways by his side keep­ing hi­mand Rob safe.

War­ren is sur­vived by his hus­band and part­ner of 60 years, Rob Wil­liams; his beloved sis­ter Brenda Womble Atkins and her hus­band Robert of Char­lotte; nieces Janet Orr and hus­band David; Amy Cooke and hus­band Brian; great-niece Emily Chuqui- Con­der; and great-nephew Brian Cooke.

A “Meet­ing of Friends” ser­vice will be held at Lowe-Neddo Fu­neral Home in Char­lotte on Jan­uary 19, at 3 PM, re­cep­tion fol­low­ing. In­ter­ment will be pri­vate. In lieu of flow­ers please con­sider mak­ing a do­na­tion to The War­ren Womble Schol­ar­ship at The Pen­land School of Crafts (67 Do­ras Trail, Bak­ersville, N.C 28705) or Time Out Youth (3800 Mon­roe, Char­lotte, N.C. 28205), or to a char­ity of choice.

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