INDEPENDENCE — Nicholas Hayden Warner, 27, of Independence passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Nicholas Hayden Warner was born on Nov. 29, 1990. He was the son of Brenda and the late Bill Warner. He was a 2009 graduate of Independence High School.
After graduation, he moved to Wichita with his first wife, Tina Ellingson. They had a son, Corbyn Snyder Warner. On June 1, 2016, Nic married Kaylee Doub. Together they had a son, Hayden Warner, and a daughter, Lainey Warner, and were expecting their second daughter, Madelynn, in November. While in Wichita he worked for Rau Farms for two years. Then he moved back home to join his dad, Bill, to run the family farm, Warner Farms. Nic began his farming career at a very young age, working side by side with his dad.
He was a member of the Sycamore Rural Fire Department, recently serving as assistant chief. He had served the rural fire department since high school.
Nicholas’ biggest passion was his family, especially being a momma’s boy. He loved farming and Kansas State University football. He had a natural ability to bring people together and to bring out the best in everyone. It never failed he always had a big goofy grin on his face and the volume of 110.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Brenda Warner; his wife, Kaylee Warner; two daughters, Lainey and Madelynn; two sisters, Jessica Boyle and Lisa Johnson; four brothers, Matt Boyle, Blake Warner, Bryan Warner and Jason Hoy; his maternal grandmother, Bette Snyder; and a large circle of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his father, Bill Warner; two sons, Corbyn and Hayden Warner; a maternal grandfather, Bill Snyder; and paternal grandparents, Jim and Ann Roach and Wilbur Warner.
There will be a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Monday at First Church of the Nazarene, 3167 South 10th St., Independence. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. His service will be a combined service with his two sons and father. Potts Chapel, Independence, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Sycamore Rural Fire Department.