Warren Jennings Hearn of Concord (Seaford) died Feb. 6, 2022. He was born Aug. 5, 1925 to parents Walter Hearn and Eva Boyce Hearn. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by 11 siblings and his first wife, Helen Swain Hearn. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Annette V. (Dukes) Hearn, whom he married April 17, 1987. He is also survived by two sons, Larry Hearn (Judy) of Alpharetta, GA, and Jerry Hearn (Karen) of Millsboro; stepson Craig Dukes (Chris) of Concord (Seaford); stepdaughter Dawn Collins (Mark) of Laurel; grandchildren; Katie Ann Venturo of Alpharetta, GA; Megan Speake (Brandon) of Seaford; Kelsey Lloyd (Chad) of Laurel; Zacary Collins (MacKenzie) of Laurel; Stacie Street (Mario) of Millsboro; and great-grandchildren; Conrad Venturo, Gracyn and Brandon (Jr.) Speake, Ashton and Karson Moore, Ryann Collins, and Kinley and Trista Street, as well as a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives, and his beloved dog, “Precious.”

Warren was a WWII Army Veteran (1944–1947) who served as Private First Class in the 39th Infantry, 121st Regiment. While stateside, he was a driver and service/repair technician for different Army vehicles. He was deployed overseas as a rifleman and heavy machine gunner. His squadron of five soldiers was at one point assigned to aid the British Army because all their (British) gunners had been lost. Warren often wondered where his squadron served, as their locations were never revealed to them. Following two tours of duty, he earned two bronze service stars for campaigns in Rhineland, Germany, and Central Europe, as well as receiving a WWII Victory Ribbon. 

Prior to his military service, Warren worked as a farmer. After he was honorably discharged from the Army, he became a licensed electrician and practiced the trade for many years. Following retirement, Warren returned to his farming roots by tending large home gardens. He was known throughout the area for providing locals with beautiful produce (especially Dr. Martin pole beans) from his roadside stand in Concord. 

Warren was a member of the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961 of Seaford, and of Concord Methodist Church, where he had served in past years as superintendent, trustee, choir member, and in other capacities where needed. Many remember Warren’s kind, gentle spirit, as well as his gifts of gab and humor.    

Funeral Services were on Friday, Feb. 11 at the Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford. Burial with military honors was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be sent to Concord Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road, Seaford. 

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