Joseph Warnock, age 58 of Perry, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at his home. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Memorials will be given to the John Stoddard Cancer Center, 1221 Pleasant St. # 450, Des Moines, IA 50309 and may be left at the funeral home. 

            Joseph Allen Warnock was born on November 6, 1959 at Perry, IA to Donald Lee and Beth Lydonna (Field) Warnock. He was a graduate of Perry High School. Joe was united in marriage to Joanne Nehila in Arizona on March 7, 1987.

            Joe was trained as a carpenter and painter by Dale Shirbroun, and later worked independently as a cabinetmaker and furniture maker. He was also a member of the Perry Nudgers group.

            Throughout his life, Joe was passionate about the outdoors – free-solo climbing in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains in his college years, photographing his friends and family on his Nikon FM, and later kayaking Iowa’s rivers and hunting pheasants with his friends and beloved dogs. He strove every day through his hobbies and intellectual pursuits to improve himself, broaden his perspective and to become a master of his craft.

            In death he rejoins his parents, Donald and Beth Warnock.

            Left to cherish Joe’s memory are his wife Joanne Warnock, 3 sons, Logan, Kaleb and Gavin Warnock, siblings, Donna (Roy) Butterfield, Linda (John) Jacobsen, and Tom Warnock.

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