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Billy Ray Warren
Billy Ray Warren

CDR Billy Ray Warren (Retired), 86, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 in Virginia Beach. Born in Desloge, Mo., Billy was the son of the late Mamie Linda Grindstaff and Rolla I. Warren.

After high school, Billy joined the United States Navy where he served 23 years as a pilot. His service was completed during the Forrestal, Intrepid and Vietnam era.

He lived in Cocoa Beach, Fla. for 30 years before returning to Virginia Beach. In his spare time, Billy enjoyed the beach, golfing, boating, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Billy was predeceased by his wife, Mary Glynn Warren, and his son, Billy Ray Warren, Jr.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Linda Cheryl Whalen, and her husband, Bruce M. Whalen, Sr.; grandchildren, Bruce M. Whalen, Jr. and his wife Heather, and Crystal Whalen Kramer and her husband Brett; and his great grandsons Bennett, Chase and Dylan Whalen.

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