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Roy Bradford Warren

July 2, 1960 – June 6, 2021

Roy Bradford Warren went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, on Friday, June 6, 2021, at Mercy South Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Roy had a kind heart and a fun sense of humor. He was passionate about the St. Louis Blues, playing drums, his church, his cat Teddy Bear, his granddaughter Charlotte, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Roy was the consummate salesperson, always bringing a smile, encouragement and the ultimate customer service. Roy started Purr-fect Print in 1985, followed by Wild Coyote Printing, then moved on to flooring companies performing inside sales at Interstate Supply, Jaeckle Distributors, and Mannington.

Starting at age nine, he traveled and played drums with Gene Warren and the Glorylanders. Roy continued and played drums and sang with Tindall Family & Friends following his parents’ death. Roy loved coaching hockey, starting in 1994 with David’s first hockey team, and continued to do so for many years after, helping teach and mold young men into not only great players, but also great men.

Roy is preceded in death by his parents – Gene and Martha Warren, Niece – Karen Warren, Nephew – Matt Pondrom, and Sister in Law – Deloris Warren. He is survived by Wife – Kara, Son – David (Amanda), Brothers – Doug and Mike (Phyllis), Granddaughter – Charlotte, Nieces – Maritta, Jamie, and Melissa, Aunts, Uncles, Great-nieces, Great-nephews, and many friends. Roy will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and everyone who knew him.

We are looking forward to the Big Homecoming when we can be together again.


  1. Walt Marquardt on June 11, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    I have only known Roy for about 5 months but he was one of the most kind, humble, helpful and kid men I have meet. Always jovial. I wish I would have known him longer. He will be missed.

  2. Frankie Prescott on June 11, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    I met Roy many years ago online when AOL had chat rooms…he became a great friend and my children and I traveled down to South Florida to watch David play in a hockey match and merry Roy. I loved it when he called and sang happy birthday to me, it was so special for me. I loved him so dearly and I will never forget him and he will always be apart of my life. I love you Roy and I will see you again one day. Love Always, Frankie

  3. Chuck Kraus on June 11, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Roy was my hockey coach around 1996-1998 for The Extreme. It was even more special because his son, Dave, was on our team and he got to coach his son. Roy was the first coach I played for who came up with different plays. Roy also kept track of everyone’s goals, assists, penalty minutes, points, etc and gave us an updated sheet every game with our numbers. I thought that was so cool. I always had a short haircut back then and Roy nick named me Fuzzy. Even up until 2021, Roy referred to me as Fuzzy. I always kept in contact with Roy and even spoke with him just a few weeks back. I’ll never forget the trip to Chicago we took for a tournament we played up there. Dave and I were playing for the Herculaneum Hockey Stop River Rats. Roy, Janice, and Dave let me ride with them to Chicago and stay in the hotel with them. It was an awesome trip. Roy loved everything hockey and loved the ones he coached. Roy was such a kind soul and was a friend to many. I’m very sad to hear about his passing but I have many great memories of him. RIP Coach. Love, Fuzzy #91

  4. Nanette Houser on June 11, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    We have so many memories of Roy in our hockey days and he is one of only a few that remained such a good friend. He was genuine and kind and funny and loving – and we will miss him dearly. Praying for comfort for family and the many who knew and loved him.
    Nanette and Leif Houser

  5. Don Quick on June 12, 2021 at 7:49 am

    going to miss my music brother a great drummer

  6. Lois Stubbs on June 12, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    L I I s

  7. Kevin Beckett on June 12, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Roy was a great man and a great Christian he loves his family with all of his heart. He taught me a lot about gospel music and help me in many many ways. A great musician,singer and leader in many ways he will be truly missed but we will see him again!!!!! I will never forget all that he done for me!!!!

  8. Teresa Starks on June 13, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Roy was my funny friend. Every time we talked we would both just laugh. Roy was like a brother to me. My kids called him Uncle Roy. My heart is broken for our loss and for his amazing wife Kara. I know Roy is now able to freely walk and not suffer any longer. He is happy and playing the drums in the heavenly bands. It’s not goodbye but goodnight. We will see you soon.

  9. Brittney Goode on June 21, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    I’ve only spoken to Roy a few times on the phone, I loved when he called in to Mannington. Roy was always happy and was a joy to talk to. He talked about his wife and his son, and I could tell he loved his family. Reading the comments and stories makes me sad that I wasn’t able to get to know him more. I am praying for the family, I know he will be greatly missed!

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