Obituary for Jeffrey Warfield
Jeffrey Keith Warfield, 64, of O’Fallon, IL, born October 4, 1953 in Granite City, IL, passed away at home with his family by his side on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
Jeff was a man of many passions and a true family man. Known as the “Fishin’ Musician,” Jeff wowed family, friends, band mates, and audiences across the Metro East with his unbreakable rhythm and love for music. With a sense of humor and wit like Jeff’s, he radiated positivity through even the toughest of times. He was joking until the very end. Though an avid fisherman, Jeff could be referred to as a lazy hunter. He dabbled in photography and retired as a production manager for Labor Tribune with additional work for The Outdoor Guide. Jeff was also a member of the O’Fallon Sportsman’s Club. Jeff will be remembered his many years of love and wisdom.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jo Gayle Belt (nee Tayloe);
Surviving is his wife, Mary Dolores Warfield (nee Kanady) of O’Fallon, IL; four children, Tiffany (Alex) Watson of Spring Lake, NC, Graham (Carly) Imming of St. Louis, MO, Melody Warfield of O’Fallon, IL, Kathryn Warfield of O’Fallon, IL; father, Buddy Gene Warfield of Alhambra, IL; two brothers, Alan (Rita) Warfield of Granite City, IL, Tommy Warfield of Witcha, KS; five grandchildren, Alexis Prewitt, Evan Watson, Ethan Watson, Londyn Imming, Lorraine Warfield; aunt Nancy (John) Conkovich of Granite City, IL; uncle Terry Tayloe (Ann Talbert) of Collinsville, IL, also survived by a stepfather, step siblings and their families.
Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org or the Hospice of Southern Illinois at www.hospice.org. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.
Celebration of Life visitation services will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 with a service at 7:00 pm at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 South Lincoln Avenue, O’Fallon, IL 62269 with Joe Turek officiating.
Jeff’s Celebration Day will be held May 19, 2018 at Failoni’s Restaurant 6715 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO 63139.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.