George H. "Buck" Warner - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

George H. “Buck” Warner

August 7, 1929 - March 22, 2018

George H. Buck Warner, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on Thursday, March 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.  George lived his life as the Frank Sinatra song says, I Did It My Way.  He enjoyed his times spent in Key West, FL and Ocean View, DE.  George leaves many fun memories for his family to cherish.

Born in Wilmington on August 7, 1929, he was the son of the late George W. Warner and Mildred (Dickerson) Gibbons. George proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service, retiring after 22 years of dedicated service. Following his retirement, he went on to work at the Wilmington Medical Center as a HVAC supervisor from 1968-1975. He then owned and operated Construction Safety Consultants, Inc. from 1975-2004.

George was a member of the VFW #7234 Ocean View, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #630, Submarine Veterans (USSVI), including the prestigious designation of being a life member of the Holland Club, and was a member of DCA and ABC.

George is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty M. (Smith) Warner; children, Deborah W. Englehart (James), Kenneth G. Warner (Chris), and Linda W. Maney (Patrick); and grandchildren, Emilie, Andrew, and Rebecca (Anthony) Englehart, and Tricia Warner.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 12 Noon until 1 pm at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  A military ceremony will be held privately for immediate family only at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s name may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.


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13 Condolences for George H. “Buck” Warner

  • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father and husband. Your family was our next door neighbor for many years growing up in Sherwood Park. Mr. Warner was always nice to us as children and had the warmest smile and a twinkle in his eye. I am sending prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  • Debbie – I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. He accomplished so much over the span of his life, including distinguished service to our country. May these memories give you comfort and help with your healing in the weeks to come. God bless you and your family. Yvonne Keith

  • Aunt Betty, Debbie, Linda and Kenny. I am sorry that I cannot attend Uncle Bucky’s service. Know that I am thinking of your family. We had some great memories growing up where you and Uncle Bucky were so gracious to host many parties. I enjoyed growing up with you and your kids. He will be missed by all that knew him. Love, neice Jackie (in Montana).

  • Rosemary,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot to the family that people from Dad’s past reach out with a memory. Sherwood Park held many fond memories with our families crab feasts.

  • Betty Warner and to Each Member of the Family
    Please accept my sympathies with and for You Each.
    George was an extraordinary man. As the first volunteer Chief Engineer to our Ship, he immediately demonstrated, and continued, his commitment to our pursuit, and with such, demanded organization to set goals, to organize and to stay hands on to the project. He set the bar very high, and for which I could not reach. But several years later, he would appear at Construction sites demanding that same high standard, now in safety, for which the Builders best meet. Again, my sympathies to You Each
    .Charlie Weymouth—-(Cutter Mohawk)

  • On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on George’s passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for George’s service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, ‚ÄúSailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country.

    “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way” 2 Thess 3:16

    COB George Harry Warner ENC(SS), US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
    Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

    Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

  • Betty-I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May time erase the pain that no words can. Amy

  • TO ALL MY SPECIAL WARNER FAMILY–Just a not to say another Angel in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care if there is anything I can do please call me. Joani

  • We offer our sincerest condolences to your family and send our prayers your way. I had the honor of meeting your dad, mom, and daughter several times years ago at the subvet meetings. My husband Captain Cooper was a member. He passed away in October at the age of 98. My son and I thank your family for their service to our country. Buck was a man full of life, passion, humor, and patriotism. I dedicate this poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson to him.
    Crossing the Bar
    Sunset and evening star,
    And one clear call for me!
    And may there be no moaning of the bar,
    When I put out to sea,
    But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
    And may there be no sadness of farewell,
    When I embark;
    For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
    The flood may bear me far,
    I hope to see my Pilot face to face
    When I have crost the bar.

  • Jackie

    Thank you so much for remembering the good times. We all had a lot of fun back then when life was easy. Dad always loved a party and was such a good cook.

  • Charlie

    Thank you for your condolences. The Mohawk was a very special memory to Dad and our family. We even went aboard several times when we were in Key West.

  • Thank you for reaching out. Dad was very very proud of his submarine service and the chapter. As a!l men are proud to serve our Country, especially on subs. You men are a very special breed and close knit group.

  • Joan

    Thank you so much for your acknowledgement. You and Dr. Hayes have always been so good to me when I needed he!p with my parents. I have always appreciated that you go above and beyond to help me for my parents. I will call you when things settle down to get Mom in to see Dr. Hayes.