John D. Warlick ’60

John D. Warlick ’60, of Kings Mountain, N.C., died Nov. 4. A native of Kings Mountain, he was the son of the late Charles Ervin and Madge Patterson Warlick. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Ervin “Bud” Warlick, Jr. and George Hunter Warlick. Warlick graduated from Davidson and served in the Army Security Agency during the Korean War. For 42 years he was a partner in the C.E. Warlick Insurance Agency, later known as Warlick and Hamrick Associates. He was active in Central United Methodist Church, where he served as past chairman of the administrative board, in the choir, and on many committees. Warlick learned to play bridge at age eight and began playing tournament bridge at 17. In 1958, he achieved the ranking of gold life master in the American Contract Bridge League. He also enjoyed golf and tennis. Survivors include his wife, Rheta Gamble Shytle Warlick, 903 Sherwood Ln., Kings Mountain, NC 28086-2753; two daughters, Robin Warlick Elder (David) and J.J. Warlick Holshouser (Warren); four stepchildren, Debbie Poland (Mike), Andy Shytle (Bernie), Beth Pierce, and Bill Shytle (Deb); 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.