From a contemporary press report:
James Arthur Warfield Sr., 71, a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer whose final active-duty assignment, in 1974, was managing the office of the Judge Advocate General's Corps at Fort McNair, Virginia, died January 16, 2004, at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. He had congestive heart failure.
From 1976 to 1979, Mr. Warfield worked at the old Department of Heath, Education and Welfare as an auditor of retirement homes receiving Medicare funds.
From 1981 to 1987, he was an Army Department civilian employee and did office management work for the Army's Non-Appropriated Fund Employee Retirement Plan Trust.
He was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and raised in Washington and Baltimore.
He joined the Army in 1953, serving first in tank companies and then in the JAG Corps. He served in Vietnam during that war.
His decorations included the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
His memberships included the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
His avocations included playing golf.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jacqueline Reuben Warfield of Alexandria; two children, James A. Warfield Jr. of Alexandria and Luann B. Gilmore of Fairfax Station; two sisters; three brothers; and a granddaughter.
WARFIELD, JAMES A., SR.
On Friday, January 16, 2004 of Alexandria, Virhginia. Loving husband of Jacqueline C. Warfield; father of James A. Warfield, Jr. and Luann B. Gilmore; brother of J.D. Warfield, Jr., Margaret B. Hoffecker, David E. Warfield, Diana J. Burger and William P. Warfield. He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel C. Warfield. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Molli K. Gilmore.
Interment with Full Military Honors will be held on Friday, February 20, 3 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northern Virginia 9300 Lee Hwy., Suite 500, Fairfax, Virginia 22031.
WARFIELD, JAMES A SR
CW3 US ARMY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 03/31/1950 – 03/31/1975
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/30/1932
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/16/2004
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/20/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 1559
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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