Tex Warfield, 88 of North East, MD, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.
Born in New York, NY, on September 22, 1928, he was the son of the late Russell and Dorothy (Williamson) Warfield.
Prior to his retirement, Tex became the top liquor salesman in the State of MD, credited with establishing the 7 day liquor license in Cecil County. He was honored by the Kronheim Company for his 'loyalty, dedication and persistence in doing his job.' He was a gifted athlete, especially in golf, weight lifting, swimming and running. However, baseball was his passion. He was a 'fancy fielding, power hitting, base stealing Baltimorean who never reached the promise his natural ability suggested.' Early in his career, Frank Sinatra mistakenly nicknamed him the “Bat Boy," because of his youthful good looks. He spent many years playing in the minor leagues. While playing in the Panama Canal Zone, he led the league in every category except RBI's. He would frequently play Winter Ball in Cuba, where he became a regular fixture at Ernest Hemmingway's ranch. He enjoyed spending time with his friends Duke Maas and Mickey Mantle.
Survivors include his children: Donald Duane Warfield (Debbie) of Dover, DE, Robert Timothy Warfield (Vicki) of North East, MD and Jodi Doreen Warfield Bradley of Thousand Oaks, CA; his siblings: Doris Mae Sperandeo of Bel Air, MD, Roy Warfield of Baltimore, MD, Dee Warfield of Sacramento, CA and Stephanie Strainey of Bel Air, MD; seven grandchildren: Donald, Maggie, Robert IV, Logan, Morgan, Matt and Shannon. He is also survived by many great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Tex was also preceded in death by a son: Scott Allen Warfield.
Services will be held Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD, where the family will receive guests beginning at 5:00 pm until service time.
A tribute and memorial to honor Tex's life will be held in August.
Interment will be private.
The family would like to thank Jim DeBusk and Calvert Manor Healthcare Center for the loving care shown to Tex.