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John Henderson Warlick Jr., 91, passed away at his home on November 27, 2016, surrounded by family. John was a resident of Beavercreek, OH for the last 46 years. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. John is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Martin Warlick, parents John and Eva May Warlick, and infant sister. John was a long-time member of Aley United Methodist Church in Beavercreek. During WWII, John was a decorated Navy pilot on three aircraft carriers. His last assignment was on the carrier, Coral Sea. He then served in the Navy Reserve, totaling 22 years of military service. He retired as Lt. Commander John Warlick. During John's long engineering career, he remained active in General Aviation Manufactures Association (GAMA). He obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from Auburn University and then completed a Master’s degree from Georgia Tech. John was most proud of his constructing, and then piloting the Wright "B" Flyer airplane. He and Evelyn organized and traveled with the Wright "B" around the United States and overseas. The Wright "B" Flyer hangar in Miamisburg, Ohio is named in honor of John and Evelyn Warlick. John has earned numerous military and civilian accolades, of which includes being inducted into the Air Force Hall of Fame. Most important to John was his family and especially his grandkids. He is survived by his sisters; Arla Howard and Wilma Cork of Coker, AL. Other survivors are: daughter Judy Warlick Simmons of Beavercreek, OH and son Tim (Nadine) Warlick of Sahuarita, AZ. Grandchildren are: CJ (Tonya) Simmons of Columbus, OH, Christy (David) Tehan of Xenia, OH, Rusty (Jaime) Warlick of North Vernon, IN, Anthony (Elizabeth) Warlick of Crossville, TN, Melissa Irvin of Perrysburg, OH, Kaydi (Jason) Heitman of Gilroy, CA, Craig (Amy) Warlick of Lawrence, KS, Ross Warlick of Sahuarita, AZ, and Kent Warlick of Fort Collins, CO. There are 12 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 30, from 5:30 to 8 pm at Tobias Funeral Home (Beavercreek). 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. A military burial will be held Saturday, December 3 at Elmwood Cemetery Chapel , Birmingham, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to: Evelyn and John Warlick Wright "B" Flyer Hangar fund at 10550 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342, to the American Cancer Society, or to one's favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.comom

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