He was born Aug. 26, 1937 in Gouverneur to the late Laural and Jessie Murphy Warner. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1956 and retired from I.B.E.W. Local 43 after 33 years as an electrician.
He was a member of the Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation for over 50 years and had served as president. He was also a member of the Volney Town Board; serving as assessor from 1974 to 1977, councilman from 1978 to 2000 and deputy town supervisor from 1996 to 2000, when he retired.
After the passing of his wife of 38 years, Bonnie, and residing in Volney for 60 years, he moved to Redfield.
He was predeceased by his wife, Bonita L. Frataccia Warner, and brothers, James, Alden and Harry.
He is survived by his five children, Craig (Tracy) Warner, Todd (Sherri) Warner, Mari Beth (Donald Jr.) Miller and Jennifer (Scott D.) Bennett, all of Fulton, and Eric Sr. of Redfield; his companion, Cyndi Jeromenik and her daughters, Stephanie and Jill; siblings, Joseph (Dale) Warner of Palermo, Martin (Neva) Warner of Hannibal and Catherine (Bill) Beebe of Volney; adopted family, Gerry and Stacey Tarbell of Volney; grandchildren, Jessie, James Jr., Jarred, Anthony, Vincent, Michael, Mitchell, Brittany, Ryan, Nicole, Eric Jr., Brandon, Taylor, Zach, Jake, Gabby, Colon, Zach, Amariah, Matthew and Jason; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, 13069.
Contributions may be made to Volney Vol. Fire Corp., 3002 St. Rte. 3 East, Fulton, 13069 or Camden Ambulance Service, 14 Church St., Camden, 13316.