The Labor Tribune is sad to report that one of our valued retired staff members, Jeff Warfield, died Feb. 10 following an extended illness. He was 64.
Jeff was a member of the paper’s staff for 18 years, serving as a designer and later manager for the Labor Tribune’s production department, with additional work for the Outdoor Guide. He was an excellent designer and teammate whose humor was always present, especially on hectic deadline days.
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. Jeff was a member of the O’Fallon Sportsman’s Club. He also dabbled in photography.
Commemorating his love of music there will be a Celebration Day of Jeff’s life on May 19 at Failoni’s Restaurant, 6715 Manchester Ave. in St. Louis, where he played in the band for many years. Times will be provided closer to the celebration date.
He is survived by his wife Mary, his four children, Tiffany Watson of Spring Lake, NC., Graham (Carly) Imming of St. Louis, and Melody Warfield and Kathryn Warfield of O’Fallon; his father, Buddy Warfield of Alhambra, IL; two brothers, Alan of Granite City, IL and Tommy of Wichita, KS; five grandchildren and other relatives including a stepfather and step siblings and their families.
Services were Feb. 19 at the Schildknecht Funeral Home, O’Fallon, IL.
The Labor Tribune extends its condolences to the entire Warfield family. May Jeff’s Soul Rest In Peace.