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Prominent Businessman Charles Warford Has Passed

Charles E. Warford has passed at the age of 92.

Charles Warford was a prominent local businessman who ran the Warford-Walker Mortuary. Warford moved to the Texas Panhandle at the age of 12, and was a graduate of Landig College of Mortuary Science. Warford was also a veteran of the United States Navy.

Warford co-founded the United Citizens Forum and was active in many other ways in the community, including serving in various roles in the Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Warford was honored by the previous Amarillo City Council earlier this year, when the Council voted to name the former north-branch YMCA after Warford once renovations have completed.

The Amarillo Pioneer would like to express our condolences to Warford's family and friends. 

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