Passing of Bud Warren

Passing of Bud Warren
Type of post: Chorus news item
Posted By: David Murphree
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, Jun 19 2019

We regret to announce the passing of one of our brothers in music.  Mr. Murray Edwin “Bud” Warren passed from this earth early Wednesday, June 19th 2019 at the age of 93.  Funeral service was Monday, June 24th at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Gary Bradley and Jason Bybee officiating followed by burial at Maple Hill Cemetery. 

Born in Canada in December 1925, Murray (Bud) came to the USA (hitchhiking from Ontario Canada to Searcy, Arkansas) in 1946 to attend Harding College, where he completed a bachelor's degree in Bible.  He went on to complete two master's degrees at Harding Graduate School in Memphis.  He then worked on a doctorate degree in counseling at New Orleans Baptist Seminary, where he studied family counseling.  He was a Church of Christ preacher for over 60 years and a licensed professional counselor in Alabama. 

He loved music and enjoyed singing in choruses and especially loved the barbershop style of music.  He was a member of the Rocket City Chorus for 23 years and he sang bass as a member of a chapter quartet for 6 of those years.  Besides his love for music, he loved to fish and was an avid bear and deer hunter.

In New Orleans, he met and married Iris Barrow Warren, his wife of 48 years.  He is also survived by three children, Buddy Warren, Bonnie Wiebers, Lake Ozark, MO and Teddy (Tarrin) Warren of Milano, TX; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rose Miller, Dorothy Collier, and Betty Warren; two brothers, Jim Warren and Aubrey (Betty) Warren, all from Ontario.  He is preceded in death by two daughters, Connie Beth Warren and April Warren Page; three sisters, and four brothers. 

Donations may be made to the April Ashlee Warren Page Nursing Scholarship at Harding University, Searcy, AR 27943.