James "Jim" Warsop

  • Born: August 30, 1943
  • Died: February 6, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

The card party in heaven has begun!! Jim Warsop went peacefully home to our heavenly father on Thursday, February 6, 2020 after a long journey with Lewy Body disease.

Jim was born August 30, 1943 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of Donald and Elizabeth (Parrish) Warsop. He graduated from Delton High School in 1962. He retired from General Motors in 2005 after 42 years of service. After retiring from GM, Jim worked as a custodian at Pennfield High School before finally putting away his broom in 2016.

Jim has many card partners waiting for him. He was preceded in death by his father, Don Warsop, mother, Elizabeth Kaiser and step-father, Jerry Kaiser, sister, Joyce Blough and brother-in-law, Bill Blough.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Pam (Staib) Warsop, Daughter, Shannon Cronk, Sons; Tim (Michelle) Warsop and Christopher (Krista) Warsop and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He attended St Philip Catholic Church. He loved camping, fishing, playing cards, breakfast after 9 a.m. Mass and loved the summertime. He will be remembered as a great husband, father and friend. His sense of humor will be missed.

Friends will be received at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home and Cremation Care, Battle Creek, on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father John D. Fleckenstein at St Philip Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15th.

Special thanks to Connie from Oaklawn Hospice, his daily caregiver Barb Jinks, and his special visitors Suzi Hayes and Kelly Smith.
Memorial contributions can be made to Oaklawn Hospice, St Philip Catholic Church or the Humane Society of South Central Michigan. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. If my mom was here she would have been there. Sending many hugs and lots of love.

Posted by Holly Norton-McKeen - Marshall, MI - Family Friend   February 15, 2020

Hi Pam, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Don't know if you remember us. Jim grew up in Banfield and was friends with the Brown kids. Chris, John , Jack and Susan. John passed away a few years ago but he and Jim were good friends as youngsters. Then Chris and I started playing cards with you two and several others friends. Jim was a great guy and I know your family will miss him terribly.
Carol & Chris Brown

Posted by Carol & Chris Brown - Delton, MI - Friend   February 12, 2020

Pam, Tim, Shannon, Christopher... I am very sorry to hear about Jim. It's surreal given that he was basically a second dad for most of our childhood together. Pam, I'm so sorry. Your and Jim's close and loving relationship is a bar set high for us all. Forever in my memories will be living our best life at our family's cabin, running your neighborhood until the streetlights came on, wishing my yard had grass as soft as yours always did, late nights with Tim and Shannon because you guys were playing cards until wee hours... I'll never forget Jim eating raw hamburger, and will never forget his laugh. Love to you, and praying for peace over you. Chrissy

Posted by Christina Hutchings - Richland, MI - Family Friend   February 12, 2020

Pam we are so sorry to hear this. We have a lot of great memories with you two. Happy that we were your friends and neighbors. Hugs to you and the family.you are in our prayers.

Posted by sue dean - battle creek, MI - Friend   February 11, 2020

Pam, Tim, Shannon, & Christopher,
We are so sorry about Jim's passing. He was such a nice man, and I was lucky to have you all as neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kelly Delaney-Klinger and John Klinger

Posted by Kelly Delaney-Klinger - Janesville, WI - Neighbor   February 10, 2020

We are so sorry !! He was great man

Posted by Paul/ julie Gutzman - Battle creek, MI - Friend   February 10, 2020

A very nice man, he will be missed. May he Rest In Peace!

Posted by Marilyn King - Chesterfield, MI - Friend   February 10, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time.

Posted by Mary Romig    February 10, 2020

Dear Pam and Family, So sorry to hear of Jim's death. Jim was a very special man. Always so kind and sweet to everyone at Pennfield where we all worked together. Jim continued with that same kind friendly face whenever I saw the two of you at St Phil. I'm out of town and will not be able to make Jim's Mass but send hugs and prayers.

Posted by Diane Voshell - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   February 10, 2020

What a great inspirational message to us all. You indeed take to heart Apostle Paul's proclaimation Do not weep as those who have no hope. Play on, Jim. Play on.

Posted by Toni Williams - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   February 10, 2020

We have many memories coming over to your home as well as Tom and Christopher playing together. Our prayers to the whole family.

Posted by Joe and Rosie Burrill - Richmond, VA - Neighbor   February 10, 2020

We remember all the fun times we had with Jim and Pam and their family,; Pedro, Picnics and Bowling for many years. It was always a good time with lots of laughter. So sorry he had to be so ill, but now he is at peace. Sending love and prayers.

Posted by Ron and Christine Underdahl - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   February 07, 2020