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Roderick Edward Warner

October 31, 1939 ~ September 25, 2020 (age 80)

Obituary

Roderick Edward Warner known by family and friends as “Rodney, Rod, Ryllo and Roddy.” went
to be with the Lord on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Talbot Hospice Foundation. He was 80
years old.


Born October 31, 1939 in Easton, MD he was the son of the late Clifford Warner and the late
Helen Emory-Warner. He would proudly tell you he was one of sixteen children. He attended
school in Talbot County, entering the working field at an early age. His job history included New
Crystal Dry Cleaning and Merrimac Cleaners for 11 years; a caregiver for Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Muniot where he still has fellowship with their families; Bill, Peter, Matthew, Christopher and
Michael McKelvey and the proud Manny for daughter Elizabeth Muniot; Cherry’s Sportswear;
the late Walter Claggett; the Stewart Building under the direction of Mr. Douglas Holliday and
ending his employment with retirement from Talbot County Board of Education where he was
an employee for 27 years.


On December 23, 1978, he married longtime friend Irene “Betty” Potter. Together with their six
children they experienced many happy and fun filled times with memories that will last a
lifetime. They enjoyed riding and eating and sitting at Walgreens; and shopping. On TV he liked
watching animal shows, preaching, old songs he once danced to, comedies, westerns and
antique shows. To cherish loving memories will be his wife of almost 42 years Betty, son Larry
D. Thomas, grandchildren LaToya Brooks, Aishia Handy and Larry D. Thomas Jr. Six great
grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; Four step children Raymond Potter (Ruth),
Charles Potter, nephew/son Derrick Potter (Kiya) and Angela Potter-Bordley (Clint); 10 step
grandchildren Ty, Brandon, Shavona, Raymond Jr., Anthony, Ajena, Cyia, Annanda (Justin),
Diamond, Kendall; Foster grandchild Kia’lah Webb; 2 goddaughters Lenda Gibson Smith and
Rhonda Jackson; One sister Adella Warner; 3 sister in laws- Cynthia James (Lawrence), Mary
Johns and Stephanie Warrick (Earl Sr); and 2 brother in laws Charles Potter 3 rd (Mary) and
Melvin Potter Sr (Marcia); friend like his son Marvin Benson and nephew like his son Larry
Emory. Good friends John “Pee Wee” Roberts, Gregory Webb and Willis Scott. Rejoicing to see
him are parents Clifford and Helen Warner, daughter Ruthina “Mouse” Thomas, sisters Helen,
Frances, Martha, Mary, Delores, Bertie, Olivia, Dolly, Sarah and Barbara Jean; brothers Leroy,
Clifford Jr, Ralph and Robert. Remembering him always will be his many nieces, nephews,
cousins, friends and his Tri Life church family.

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Services

Public Viewing
Saturday
October 3, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
TriLife Christian Center
28578 Marys Court
Easton, MD 21601

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 3, 2020

11:00 AM
TriLife Christian Center
28578 Marys Court
Easton, MD 21601

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