(1920 – 2014)
Mr. Harold Whitten Warren was born on May 16, 1920, in Alexander City, Alabama. Mr. Warren attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University, graduating with a degree in agriculture, as well as an advanced ROTC degree. This was during World War II. He went to Officer Training School and transferred to the Air Force to become a pilot.
After the war, he left active duty and began his Extension career, all of which was in northwest Alabama. In 1945, he became a farm agent in Colbert County, where he remained until 1947 when he transferred to Lauderdale County. In 1953, Mr. Warren transferred again, this time to Franklin County, where he finished his Extension career. He was very instrumental in getting the feeder pig industry started and growing in northwest Alabama. This kept a lot of farmers in northwest Alabama in business during the 1970s and 1980s. He continued working with the feeder pig industry, even after his retirement from Extension in the 1970s.
While in Franklin County, he was very active in the community and civic affairs, as well as remaining active in the Air Force Reserves. He was available for duty during the Korean Conflict and called to active duty for one month during the Cuban Missile Crisis during the early 1960s.
In later years, he was chairman of the airport authority in Russellville, which helped the city acquire the airport. He was also a past president of the Russellville Rotary Board.
He and his wife later moved to Tuscumbia to be near their daughter. Mr. Warren passed away on January 17, 2014, in Tuscumbia. He left to cherish his memory his wife of 66 years, Mrs. Ruth Whitlock Warren, daughter Mary Ann Warren Inman, and four grandchildren.
The Alpha Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi honors and remembers Mr. Harold Whitten Warren by placing his name on the dedicatory plaque of the Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 606