Steven Roy Warner was born Aug. 11, 1969, in Burien, Wash., to his parents, Harry and Marian Warner. Steven passed away on Dec. 24, 2013.
Those who knew Steven will remember him as Coolhand, and describe him as a big teddy bear who always offered a helping hand without asking anything in return. He will be greatly missed.
He graduated from Arlington High School in 1988. Steven loved trucks! Ever since the day he realized it had 18 wheels, Steven knew that he had to drive one when he grew up.
In 1993, he achieved that childhood dream and graduated from Job Corps with a degree in Diesel Mechanics. It was one of the happiest days of his life when Steven proved to his father that he could drive an 18-wheeler. There was nothing Steven enjoyed more than driving through mountain passes, dry deserts, canyons and valleys all across the United States. He lived for the sights and made friends wherever he traveled. When asked what he did for a living, Steven would answer that he was a Product Relocating Engineer. His self-appointed title fit him perfectly and he loved his job from the bottom of his soul.
Second only to driving big trucks, was Steven’s love of tinkering on his 18-wheeler. He spent hours taking apart, rebuilding and improving every detail of his rig. When he wasn’t on the road or tinkering on his truck, Steven could be found watching NASCAR, listening to country and rock’n roll music, playing video games and watching the latest movies. He also collected black powder guns, knives and movies.
Steven is survived by his mother, Marian Warner; his sister, Kathrine Neary; and his nieces, Amber Jacobs, Samantha Jacobs, Oliveia Jacobs and Rayana Neary.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry W. Warner on March 27, 2000; and his niece, Holly R. Jacobs on Jan. 17, 2002.
A memorial will be at 1 p.m., Jan. 11, 2014, at the Free Methodist Church located at 1 Stanton Road, Tonasket Wash., 98855.
Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel of Okanogan is caring for the arrangements.