Warren Elmer Exline, 85, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2017 in his home.

Mr. Exline was born December 23, 1931 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his wife; Agnes R Exline; his daughter Karen Morgan; his son Warren Edward Exline; his twin grandsons Jared Eugene and Jason Scott Sutton (Mitchell); his great-grandson Jaxon Warren Duncan; and his brother Ronald Exline. He is survived by his children: Charles Bramble; Robert Exline and his wife Kathy Conklin; Nanci Mitchell; Judi Exline-Porch and her husband Cleaton F Porch “Frankie”; Christina Exline Dickens; his former son-in-law Joseph Alston Dickens Jr; his daughter-in-law Kathy Exline; his brother George Exline and his wife Arlene Exline.  His grandchildren: Chuck Bramble and his wife Kim; Jessica Adelman and her husband Steve; Jessica Exline; Nick Mitchell; Jennifer Morgan; Danielle Morgan; Brooke Hudson and her husband Brent; Jason Exline and his wife Erin; Kayla Exline; Chris Porch and his wife Victoria; Katelynn Porch; Dakota Dickens; and Ryan Dickens.  His great-grandchildren: Matthew Dehn; Kylie Mitchell; Neve Mitchell; Kaitlyn Betts; MacKenzie Betts; Macie Duncan; Jr Duncan; Jordan Duncan; Janelle Duncan; London Exline; Levi Hudson; and Adalyn Hudson.  His great-great grandchild: Alexa Roedel.

He served in the Navy for four years during the Korean War. He then worked on the railroad before receiving his calling into the ministry. During his ministry, Warren and his family did missionary work in Thailand, and he served many congregations over his lifetime along with working as a carpenter to help support his family.  He was a member of the Greenville County Ruritan Club.

The memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at First Christian Church in Emporia, Virginia. Refreshments will be served afterwards by the ladies of the church. He will be buried next to his wife at Old Paths Church in Georgetown, Delaware in the spring; arrangements will be made at a later date.

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