Robert Alexander “Bob” Warr

LAMAR – Robert Alexander Warr, “Bob,” born Aug. 14, 1938, son of the late Osta Lee and Clarice Conner Warr, died Thursday, Feb. 4, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Anne Carter Warr. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 7, at Lamar Memorial Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. Better known as Bob, he attended Quietude and Lamar schools, graduating from Wofford College with a degree in physics and was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He returned home to agri-business. Bob was a retired farmer and had been a partner in the Golden Leaf Warehouse of Lamar and Lake City. He was responsible for developing an industrial park and three manufacturing facilities at U.S. 401 and I-20, and was a partner in Westbrook Residential Development in Florence. Bob enjoyed improving property around Lamar and took a great interest in the Lamar Memorial Cemetery. Bob served on the Darlington County ASCS Committee, was a member of Farm Bureau, served on Forward Darlington County and was Darlington County’s Developer of the Year during his development of the Industrial Park at U.S. 401 and I-20. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Phebe Farley Warr. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Katherine Warr Woodham Laney (Jerry) of Mill Valley, Calif.; Robert A. Warr Jr. (Pam) of Manning; Scarlett Woods Thomas (Buddy) of Lamar; and William J. “Jim” Woods (Wendy) of Florence. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Willis Josey Woodham (Stephanie), Conner Woodham, Alex Warr, Morgan Warr, Austin Warr, Sarah Hannah Williams (Franklin), Ellie Gee, Jaye Woods and Thomas Woods; two great-grandchildren he adored, Lillian Anne and Julie Williams; a sister, Virginia Warr, and brother, Preston Warr. Memorials may be made to Lamar Memorial Cemetery, PO Box 206, Lamar, SC 29069; or to a charity of one’s choice. A guestbook is available online at

Author: Stephan Drew

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