Warren D. Vanhook passed from this life November 21, 2022 at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth (McGee) Vanhook; his children, Dawn (Dennis) Worsham and Del (Jenny) Vanhook; grandchildren, Gillian, Todd, Luke, Aaron, and Chloe; great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Owen, and Graysen, and several nieces, nephews, other extended family, and many friends.
Warren was born in Appalachia, VA to Spurgeon and Maggie Vanhook. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, James, Gene, and Mary Fae.
Warren was a member of Compass Christian Church in Mechanicsville, VA, and he served his country in the National Guard. Known to friends and family as “Doc”, Warren was a lifelong learner who loved to study, and he earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from LaSalle University. Warren graduated from the printing apprenticeship program at R.R. Donnelly and Sons, Warsaw, IN, in 1962. He worked as a retoucher in the printing industry throughout his life, and owned his own print shop, Riverside Graphics, for several years. Warren was a skilled craftsman in carpentry and building projects, and he did all the finishing work on his own home in rural northern Indiana where he raised his family and enjoyed his love of being an outdoorsman. He enjoyed gardening, hiking, camping, reading, music, and chess. He was always found working on new ideas and projects. He was well known for his quick wit and sense of humor. Warren had a special interest in mentoring youth and served as a scoutmaster, youth sponsor, and young adult Sunday School teacher. He was a man of strong faith who worked passionately in church leadership. He made friends easily and was faithfully devoted to his family.
The family is appreciative of the prayers and support during Warren’s illness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, act.alz.org and the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.