Warren Sales

Hamilton County

Warren Sales, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.Warren Sales was born in Chattanooga on May 24, 1953. He came to Christ at an early age attending Gospel Lighthouse Church in Chattanooga. He graduated from Riverside High School in 1971 and went on to join The U.S. Marines Corps of which he invested 36 years. He later joined a brotherhood of brave firefighters in 29 Palms C.A. and ended his career at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Ga. He devoted 33 years towards a successful career as an aircraft firefighter before retiring in 2005.Warren is preceded in death by his mother, Vera Mae Sales; father, Edward Thomas; sisters, Doretha Sales and Debbie Sales; brother, Floyd Sales; eight uncles, and seven aunts.Warren is survived by his wife of 35 years, Terry Sales, of Douglasville, Ga.; children, Lekista Sales, of Chicago, Ill., Letoya Pickett (Charles), of Merrillville, Ind., Shallon Sales, of Chattanooga Stacey Sales, Bethany Sales, Kristina Sales, Kristopher Sales and Warren Xavier Sales, of Douglasville Ga.; grandchildren, Jaimeson Sales, Brittney Sales, Brian Sales, Zhana Pickett, Chaz Sales, Alissa Sales, Devonte Sales, Ashenia Sales, Keyonte Sales; sisters, Janet Sales (Zach) and Maryland Thomas; brothers, Ray Thomas and Michael Thomas; aunts, Pearl Sales and Florence Talley; nieces, Jasmine Scruggs and Toshiba Sales; and nephew, Christopher Sales; Warren is also survived by his dearest friend, Ann Farmer; and a host of cousins, family and friends.The funeral service will be at noon Monday, Jan. 7, at Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member with Pastor Ternae Jordan officiating.The burial will take place following the funeral at Chattanooga National Cemetery.The body will lie in state after noon Sunday and the family will receive friends from 67 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423-622-9995.

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