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Lt. Col. James T. Warren-USAF-Retired-Navigator

Warren, James T. (Jim), Lt. Col. USAF (Retired) died peacefully on January 5, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

Jim is survived by his wife Patricia of 60 years, daughter, Pamela (Andrew), his granddaughters Lucy Chesnut and Mary Warren and his brother, William O’Neil. He is preceded in death by his beloved son, Jimmy and his parents, Albert Warren and Gwendolyn Jewel.

Jim grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended Brown University and joined the United States Air Force in 1960, “the best thing I ever did”.  Jim also received degrees at Omaha University  and Washington University in St Louis, but it was the Air Force that defined his life.  He met his adored wife while on active duty in Japan, they were engaged, married and honeymooned on Mt. Fuji; served in Vietnam 1970 thru 1971, and worked at the Pentagon until he retired in 1980 to pursue life in the private sector.

Jim was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.  Throughout his life making  strangers, friends and family members truly laugh was one of the things he was most  proud of doing with his time here.

There will be a “Celebration of Life” service for Jim on Saturday, March 5, 2021 at Noon (12:00 PM) at 4512 Country Gate Court, Valrico, Florida with Chaplin (Father)  Bob Swick with the sharing of stories honoring Jim life.  Please arrive beginning at 11:30 PM.

Many thanks to the Cardiac Unit at Tampa General Hospital.


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  • Pamela Whitaker says:

    Dad,you will be deeply missed, always remembered and a part of our hearts forever. Rest now and let the light shine perpetual upon you.

  • PATRICIA Vincenzini says:

    I am so glad I met u and Pat and we did so many things together. dinners parties and get togethers. God will take good care of u and Pat will be with her daughter, You were a special guy!!

  • Mike Buhr says:

    I will always remember Jim as kind,generous,amusing and loyal friend. You will be missed by the many people who knew you. May God bless you and your family! βœˆοΈπŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™!

  • Anita Henson says:

    We are thinking of you and Pam and wish we could be with you for the Celebration of Life service. I just had knee surgery and won’t be able to travel yet. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Jim so much! Take care and let’s get together in South Carolina soon. Love, Anita and Jody

  • Jody Henson says:

    Dearest Pat,

    Sweet Jesus we had some great times together during our years in Brandon. Parties, dinners, tennis, golf, mutual friends, dancing at Blueberry Hill and the weddings of our children. Perfect friends, the Warren and O’Shea families. I had spoken with Jim just a few weeks before his passing, catching up on so many good times and planning getting together in Camden after a future move. The love between us will never fade, the memories a big part of our lives. We hope to see you, Pam, Andrew and the girls in the near future. Love Always, Jody & Anita

  • Rosemary Thiel says:

    Our hearts and prayers are with the Warren family. We will always remember him as a fine gentleman, social, welcoming man who was also fun to be with. Rosemary and Al Thiel

  • Carl Thiel says:

    Pat and her family, We are thinking of you all on this sad day of losing Jim. The only saving grace is the wonderful memories we will remember for the last 20 + years, we all had picking strawberries, golfing, football games, buffet diners, movies and just having a wonderful time together and laughing together. Carl, Beverly, Bruce and Doug Thiel from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

  • Terry and Marie Platts says:

    We wish we can find the right words to say for the many decades of friendship with you and your families. Our vacations together in Mexico, the Carolinas, girls tennis competitions to California, dinners, buffets, movies and of course you always getting the desert first before the meal and desert after the meals. You are loved and missed so, so very much and will be missed. You and I have always started our conservation of “How lucky we were to have to have combined 50+ years during our career of service to the USAF and our love of our God, country, wives, children and family. You are so, so special to us. We loved you as our brother. Terry and Marie Platts

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