James Robert Warren

James Robert “Jim” Warren, born July 28, 1961, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024, hailing from Gulf Shores, Alabama and resided in Alabaster, Alabama.

A memorial service will be held at Columbiana Church of the Nazarene on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and service starting at 11:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest with Honors in the Alabama National Cemetery at 2:45 p.m. Pastor Johnathan Smith will be officiating.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to American Heart Association or City of Hope Cancer Center in memory of Jim.

Jim lived a life of service to others. A proud veteran of the United States Navy and an ordained minister, Jim was a devoted man of God who lived by His Word. His greatest honor and most rewarding achievement was becoming a father to his son, James K. Warren, as well as, being a proud and devoted husband to his wife, Donna Clark Warren. Jim loved the Alabama Crimson Tide and leaves behind so many cherished memories of his dedication and kindness with his loved ones.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, James B. Warren and his mother, Linda Swiney Arnold.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Clark Warren, his son, James K. Warren (Valerie), his sister, Cheri Warren, his two nieces, Tasha Langswager (Eric) and Cassie Bowsky (Bolan) and a wide circle of extended family and friends.

Jim was known for his unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, his selflessness and his compassion for others.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In honoring Jim, let us hold dear the love, strength and impact he brought into our lives. May his legacy be a source of strength and his love of the Lord a source of comfort.  He ran his race.  He fought the good fight and now He has gone from Grace unto Glory.


  1. Sandy Hollis on January 29, 2024 at 5:27 pm

    This is a beautiful obituary to him. He truly was a blessed man. He was loved by many. He always loved to make people feel right at home and laugh. I’ll miss his picking at me. He was a truly good man. Lord I pray for comfort and peace for Donna and his family.

  2. Shannon McGuire on January 29, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    Jim was a very sweet man. I know Jim and Donna from Facebook. He will be missed he was such an encouragement in my faith
    Praying for strength and comfort family. ❤️ Shannon McGuire

  3. Toni Barnett on January 29, 2024 at 6:03 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. I worked with Jim at Lowes. My prayers are with you and your family

  4. Shan Hoiles on January 29, 2024 at 7:39 pm

    Shocking! We grew up next door to Sheri and Jimmy in Gulf Shores. May you RIP Jimmy.

    • Cheri on January 30, 2024 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you so much Shan. Jim & I often reminisced about our fun times growing up with all of you. ❤️
      Hope everyone is doing well. Cheri

  5. Buffy rhoden on January 29, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    So so sorry for your loss..
    Jim left an amazing legacy ..
    He absolutely loved God

  6. Joe Glass on January 29, 2024 at 10:08 pm

    God got a Great One………

  7. Arla on January 30, 2024 at 12:43 am

    To the Warren family, I am so sorry for your loss.

    I knew Jim many years ago when I was stationed in Birmingham. Heck of a nice guy. He was absolutely unwavering in his love for his son, James.

    I just know he is smiling big up there mesmerized by the sight of Jesus.

    Rest easy my friend. Hooah.

  8. Daphne Phillips on January 30, 2024 at 2:15 am

    ”Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.“
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭1‬-‭4‬ ‭

  9. Jackie White on January 30, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    Jimmy and I were classmates and he was always a delight. My sincere condolences to all the families.