Thursday, December 19, 2013

Retired Detective Paul Warner Dies

Paul Eric Warner, age 66, of Powder Springs, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Funeral Services will be held at 10am on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta. Interment will follow at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery.

A native of Illinois, Mr. Warner moved to Lithonia, GA in 1979. In 1980, he joined the Dekalb County Police Department, where he retired as a Detective after 30 years of service in law enforcement. His passion was sailing, and he owned a boat named Shazzam. He served as the Commodore of the Southern Sailing Club at Lake Lanier, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Survivors include:

Wife: Janet Warner, Powder Springs, GA

3 Daughters: Danielle (Randy) Hagan, Douglasville, GA
Suzanne (Rob) Wilson, Marietta, GA
Kristen (Scott) Berkheiser, Powder Springs, GA

Father: Harvey C. Warner, Smyrna, GA

Siblings: Dan (Susie) Warner, Idaho
Steve (Lori) Warner, Illinois
Beth (Alfredo)Tovi, Smyrna, GA

6 Grandchildren

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association @ The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7pm until 9pm at the funeral home. Online guest book @

Go in peace brother!


Anonymous said...

Det. Warner was an outstanding detective. Classic old school detective. He was quiet but had a quirky sense of humor. Prayers for his family.

Anonymous said...

Here is another one who made us a great place to work.
He was old school and knew how to police.

Johnny K said...

They used to have an obstacle course at in service where you ran in and around the cones. I remember Paul doing it one year with a cigarette in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. R.I.P. Paul

Anonymous said...

Paul was a great guy.Nothing rattled him. I remember a time I was at Grady working a B.S. shooting when I was notified of an assault case in the pediatric ward. When I arrived, there were two doctors telling me they had a critical case of child sexual abuse. Myself and the doctors watched as the 3 year old slowly died on the treatment table. You know I have watched numerous people die of violent injuries but never a young child.I was in shock. Back then Youth and Sex crimes detectives handled these types of cases. Was I ever so happy to see Paul Warner because I knew Paul had the expertise to handle the case properly.Child abuse cases takes specialized skills. Paul had those skills. R.I.P Paul

old warhorse said...

R.I.P.. my old friend. Go with GOD.