Mr. Rudolph M. “Rudy” Warnock Sr., 71, of Flat Lick, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 5, 2021 at St. Joseph London.  He was the son of the late Henry and Maryetta Dennis Warnock born on October 17, 1950 in Vicksburg, MS.

After graduating junior college, Rudy held various jobs including manager of his family’s tire dealership, a machinist and a real estate agent.  He enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, wood working and keeping up on world news.  Rudy also loved telling everyone their constitutional rights, spending time with his Yorkie, Bruno, and reading his Bible.  He was a member of the Dewitt Baptist Church.

On April 19, 2001, he united in marriage with Claudetta Johnson Dean.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and John Warnock.

Survivors include his loving wife, Claudetta Warnock of Flat Lick; two sons, Rudy Warnock Jr. of Birmingham, AL and Greg Warnock of Vicksburg, MS; a bonus daughter, Kristy Dean Cole and husband, Nick, who he loved dearly and depended on, of Flat Lick; step-daughters, Kimberly Dean York of Woollum and Jean Dean Smith and husband, Gary, of Flat Lick; a sister, Lydia Lowery of Collins, AR; two brothers, Franklin Benson Warnock of Brandon, MS and Jack Warnock of Bay Springs, MS; grandchildren, Tori  and Noah Warnock, Alaina Ware, Analese, Ryan, Taylor, Blake and Landon Warnock; two great grandchildren, Finley Warnock and Dawsen Ware; step-grandchildren, Becky Gambrel and Lauren, Kenneth and Marshall York; among other loved ones and dear friends.

His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Saturday, December 11 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Bobby “Bo” Henson and Rev. Vernon Morris officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Miller Cemetery at Flat Lick.

Casket bearers will be Lorenzo Smith, Bruce Mills, Phil Broughton, Josh Broughton, Ricky Hobbs and Cody Carnes.  Serving as honorary bearers will be his church family at the Dewitt Baptist Church and the nurses and staff of St. Joseph London ICU.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday between 6 and 9 P.M. and Saturday prior to the funeral hour.

The family requests that all visitors wear a facial covering and practice social distancing during the visitation and funeral service.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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