Bobby Gene Warr, 78, of Center

Bobby Gene Warr, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Houston.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Bobby O. Warr and Bro. Aubie McSwain officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Bobby was born August 21, 1939, in Center, to Dillon Warr and Eula Mae Hammers Warr. He graduated Center High School in 1957 and went on to further his education at Panola Community College, Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Houston. He majored in Business Administration. Bobby opened his first hair salon in Center, where he served men and women for fifteen years. He changed professions midlife by attending Lamar University to improve professional and technical skills in construction. There, he made the Dean’s Honor list at age forty-one. Later, he worked for Brown and Root in the electrical and technical division until he retired in 2000. Bobby was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville, a Lifetime 33º Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner at Tyler Shrine. He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Center.


He is survived by

Wife of 58 years: Nancy Lacy Warr of Center, Texas



Tracy Warr Doggett and husband, Reese, of Houston, Texas

Wesley Allen Warr of Houston, Texas



Justin Robert Doggett and wife, Maria, of Austin, Texas

Erin Elise Hernandez and husband, Erick, of Houston, Texas

Amber Nicole Warr of Sontag, Mississippi


Great Grandchildren:

Tyler Erick Hernandez

Austin Reese Hernandez

Caden Lee Case

Paxton Trent Hodges


Sisters-in-law and Brother-in-law:

Janis Lacy Compton and husband, Jeep, of Lufkin, Texas

Dr. Joe Neal Lacy and wife, Jane Ann, of Fort Worth, Texas

Linda Lacy Reinhart of Columbus, Ohio

Norma Jo Warr of Kingwood, Texas


Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives


A host of friends


Preceded in death by

Parents: Dillon Warr and Eula Mae Hammers Warr

Brother: Sherrill D. Warr

Father-in-law: John Neal Lacy

Mother-in-law: Zelma Lacy Pate


Pallbearers will be Brad Alan Hughes, Brent Ashton Hughes, Justin Robert Doggett, Barry Webb, Darren Webb, Matt Matthews, Al Jamison and Gregory J. Warr. Honorary pallbearers will be George M. Smith Jr., Michael Meeks, Harold Warr, Luke Motley III, Joe Anderson, Buddy Hancock, Loman Russell, Jimmy McCauley, Charles St.Clair, Ronny Hughes and Dr. Robert Hughes.


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