Born January 20, 1944, to Robert and Ruth Smith in St. Louis, Missouri. The family lived in North St. Louis during Warren's younger years and then they eventually moved to South St. Louis where Warren graduated from Southwest High School in 1962. He went on to spend 4 years in the U.S. Air Force being stationed in Biloxi, Charleston, and Germany. Upon his return to the States Warren used his G.I. benefits to obtain his Associate's Degree in Electronics Engineering from Forest Park Community College. It was while there that Warren met Katherine Ayers who was employed at the College. In 1972 they were married, and Warren began his lengthy career at Meramec Community College as their Senior Electronics Technician. He was known and awarded for "going the extra mile" in his position. Teachers and staff members alike always expressed their appreciation and respect for Warren as the professional he was.
Not long after their marriage, Warren and Katherine had bought their house on Simmons Street and raised three children, Summer, Lara, and Andy. From many family camping adventures at Meramec State Park to vacationing in Florida, the Smith Family prospered.
Warren graduated with a Management degree from Meramec and dedicated over 42 years to the Community College all while giving his attention and support to each of his kids during those busy and happy times. Becoming a grandpa over the next few years continued to be busy times with the births of 6 grandchildren. Ryan, Joey, Alex, Clayton, Riley, and Rio. Warren's legacy is in his grandkids' contributions to generations to come. Warren was preceded in death by his younger sister, Karen and his best friend, Harry Beck. To Warren's 'second family' at Twin Oaks Residential Living, his family sends their appreciation and prayers. Simply put, Warren Smith was a good man. and in his own word..."Good-bye"