James L. “Jim” Warren, 75, Hays, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born March 8, 1942, in Hays to John and Irene (Coupal) Warren. He was a 1960 graduate of Hays High School and attended Fort Hays Kansas State College for two years.

He married Lynda Meyers on Oct. 16, 1965, in Kismet. His career included oilfield insulation, home insulation, parking lot maintenance and striping, a drywall business, and cleaning pumping units. He was an entrepreneur, an inventor, an artist, he enjoyed his work and was a dedicated father of his two sons.

He was a former board member for the Arc of Central Plains, was active in and a former board member of the Early Childhood Development Center, was a board member of Strokes of Genius, and a founder of Erik’s Originals.

Survivors include his former wife and caregiver since his diagnosis with ALL, Hays, two sons, Jason Warren and Erik Warren, both of Hays; a sister, Kay Howell, Pasadena, Texas; a sister-in-law, Sue Crow, Brownwood, Texas; a niece, Stacey Broers and husband, Scott, Ozawkie; three nephews, Scott Warren, Topeka, Wesley Howard and wife, Carol, Pasadena, Texas, and Rodney Howard and wife, Brenda, Round Rock, Texas; and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Charles “Pat” Warren and Doug Warren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Oak Community Church; burial in Fort Hays Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Bethesda Place, fierceloveparents.com, or Strokes of Genius, Inc., in care of the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.