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R.I.P. Jimmy Warren of Warren's Taxidermy

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by kritter kreations, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. kritter kreations

    kritter kreations New Member

    I just wanted to let everyone know that Jimmy Warren of Warren's Taxidermy in Panama City, Florida passed away yesterday. His funeral services will be Saturday January 2, 2016 at Wilson Funeral Home in Panama City. Viewing will be from 10am to 11am with the services to follow. Jimmy's wife Melody wanted me to say thank you for the kind words everyone has had to say about Jimmy.
  2. dougp

    dougp Active Member

    Re: Warren's Taxidermy

    Very sad....Jimmy seemed like a fine person. We spoke not long ago.
    I was always very happy doing business with him.

    My sincere condolences to his family.


  3. fishmaster

    fishmaster Well-Known Member

    Re: Warren's Taxidermy

    That is so sad. He was always a prince of a guy to deal with.
  4. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    Re: Warren's Taxidermy

    Very Sad news...
    Jimmy was a great guy and a nice person to always to business with. A true legend in the industry! God Speed!

    Rick Krane
  5. Kevin Halle

    Kevin Halle Well-Known Member

    Re: Warren's Taxidermy

    I dealt with Jimmy quite often. I talked to him about two months ago and he was still willing to go the extra mile for me even though he was sick. The taxidermy community has lost a great man and friend!! Rest in Peace Jimmy!!
  6. Re: Warren's Taxidermy

    I spoke with him a couple of days before thanksgiving. Supper helpful and nice guy!
  7. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Re: Warren's Taxidermy

    Jimmy was a super nice guy I'm very sad to hear this .prayers sent for his family !
  8. JE

    JE Well-Known Member

    Re: Warren's Taxidermy

    Wow, I have had a few dealings with Jimmy and just received an order from him a month ago, Jimmy was always very helpful. He will be missed for sure,
    Condolences go out to his family and friends.
  9. den007

    den007 Active Member

    Re: Warren's Taxidermy

    That is sad to hear. He worked like a dog, and was always a fine friend to deal with. Kept making teeth and other details for his replicas right to the end. You can't find many today willing to put into the industry what he did. Peace.
  10. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member


    James Elton "Jimmy" Warren Jr., 75, of Panama City, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. He was born Feb. 27, 1940, in Panama City. He was a 1958 graduate of Bay High School and attended Gulf Coast Community College and Florida State University. After college, Jimmy went to work as survey diver for the Army Corp of Engineers. He was the owner and operator of Warren's Taxidermy.

    He was preceded in death by his father, James E. Warren Sr.; mother, Louise Quickel Warren and a brother, Glenn G. Warren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Panama City.

    He is survived by his wife, Melody Warren; two daughters, Beverly Todd (Kyle); Cynthia Joseph (Paul); son, Glenn M. Warren (Debbie); nine grandchildren, Caleb Todd, Morgan Todd, Madison Todd, Sydney Hudson, Tyler Hudson, Micah Warren, Jacob Warren, Aaron Warren, Levi Warren; brother, George Warren (Kelley); sister, Sonja Veal-Volino (Tate) and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Ellison officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Active pallbearers will be his grandsons. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church of Panama City, P.O. Box 1200, Panama City, FL 32402 in memory of Jimmy Warren.

    Wilson Funeral Home
    Family Owned Since 1911
    214 Airport Road
    Panama City, Fla.

    See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsherald/obituary.aspx?n=james-elton-warren-jimmy&pid=177069688&fhid=7498#sthash.N3ih0Zn7.dpuf
  11. kritter kreations

    kritter kreations New Member

    Thank you Ken for posting Jimmy's obituary...I knew Jimmy for some 40 years, I've never met a person who worked more hours or anyone who loved his job more than Jimmy...even in his sickness, he never took his eye off his work...I'm sure he has already asked God if He has a taxidermy shop in Heaven...RIP my friend..see you on the other side...
  12. Bryan Russell

    Bryan Russell Active Member

    Knowing and collaborating with Jimmy for the last 16 or 17 years, I know that he could outwork by himself any 3 people I have ever known.
    He was passionate about his work as well as fastidious about details. We butted heads a few times and that's ok.
    I learned from it.
    One of the highlights and memories of my life was to pray with him after he was diagnosed. He humbly said thank you with tears in his eyes. I thanked him with the same tears in my eyes. He always said what he meant and meant what he said! I am proud to have known him and be friends with him. He's probably working on a mold or blanks but he is with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!
    RIP Jimmy Warren and Gods Speed!
  13. Wingnut

    Wingnut Member

    I am saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing, as his studio has assisted my shop with fish blanks, painting schedules, and finishing tips for over twenty-five years! Always innovative, willing to share techniques and finishing ideas, Jimmy was important to my fish blank needs! We have lost one of our Taxidermy Greats, and Jimmy, you will be dearly missed! God Bless!. and the very best to his family!
  14. Sure hate to hear this. Rest in Eternal Peace Mr Jimmy.
  15. kritter kreations

    kritter kreations New Member

    To all of our valued customers & colleagues, Thank you for all the kind words and thoughts you have shared concerning Jimmy's passing.
    He was a master at his craft with a passion like no other. We know that he will be greatly missed in our industry. We've been blessed with his knowledge that he has passed on to our team. It is of utmost importance to us that we continue to provide you with the same quality craftsmanship that you've all come to know from our company.Again, we are deeply committed to providing our customers with the service that they have to come to expect from our team. Jimmy cared deeply about his customers and the quality of service that he gave to them. We will continue to provide that same service with the passion that Jimmy has passed on to us.

    We Thank You,
    Melody Warren and staff