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Douglas Warner III

Service Date: February 27, 2021
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Service Info: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Service Info

Douglas Warner III, (68) devoted husband, loving father, former Marine Captain, and retired FBI Agent, passed away peacefully at home in Hebron, KY on February 16, 2021 of brain cancer. Doug was raised in Baltimore where he attended Calvert and Gilman Schools. He enjoyed sports and played baseball and football up into Union College in Schenectady, NY, where he lived in the Psi Upsilon Frat House, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Friendships with his classmates continued throughout his life. After starting studies towards a Masters in business, and acceptance into law school, Doug felt a pull towards the prestigious USMC, where he served from Jan 1978 to May 1987. He attained the rank of Captain, flying the EA-6B Prowler, which located and jammed radar, with tours in the Mediterranean on aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS America, and training at Top Gun, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines, attending Amphibious Warfare School, Aircraft Electronic Warfare, and Weapons Training.  He received numerous awards, one being for his participation in a conflict (the “Khadafi kerfuffle” as he termed it.)  Although he loved the USMC, in 1987 Doug returned to Quantico, but this time with the FBI.  He served 11 years in Newark on the SWAT team, and 9 years in the Covington office, investigating primarily violent crimes and fugitives.  He volunteered for duty in Guantanamo Bay (2003) and Baghdad (2007).

It was in the FBI in 1988 that Doug met and married Special Agent Yvonne Schweyen. Two daughters followed; these three “girls” were the love of Doug’s life. Upon retirement, Doug had more time to indulge in other passions: baseball, football, golfing, chess, working out, flying, and fishing at the family cottage in Ontario with his bass boat. Doug rarely missed a year in Florida watching the Orioles at Spring Training, and was an avid Ravens fan. His love for history and the Civil War found him often traveling to Civil War battlefields throughout the USA. His family is blessed beyond measure to have had such a loving, talented, honorable, loyal, patriotic and humorous presence in their lives for so many years. He was loved and respected by his peers both in and outside the law enforcement community.

Doug was predeceased by his parents Douglas Jr. and Nancy Atkinson Warner of Baltimore. He is survived by his wife and their daughters Jennifer of Southgate and Stephanie of Austin, TX; siblings Frances Warner of Baltimore and Kelly Warner Rosen (Howard) of Toronto, and numerous awesome nieces and nephews: Daniel, Nancy, Aaron, Nathan, Rachel, Mary, Daniel, and David.

A visitation will be held for Doug on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 10:30AM until 12:30 PM at Linnemann Funeral Home, 1940 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005. Mass of Christian Burial will be held following the visitation at 1:00PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5876 Veterans Way, Burlington, KY 41005. Doug will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery in Dunkirk, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to

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Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

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Burlington, KY 41005

Douglas Warner III

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Douglas Warner III


With deep sadness and profound appreciation

A true American patriot who led a life of service to his family and country. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time. May god bless bless you all.

To Yvonne & Family,

Our sincere sympathy from the Sisters of Nortre Dame especially Sr. Pat Kenney
We are with you in our prayers. For him and for you. God bless and comfort you.
Much love.


Yvonne, we send our heart felt sympathy and prayers to you and your daughters for your loss. What a wonder life Douglas lived! Truly, this was a life lived in full. Chris and Barry Riehle


Dear Warner family, our prayers are with you and your husband. My brother, Jim Egbers, spoke highly of you both when he worked with you and when he and you moved back to Kentucky. May he rest in God’s peace. Patty Kaiser

Deep Sympathy

Yvonne Jenny and Stephanie
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband and father..
The Otrembiak Family.. Diane Jim Natalie Candice

Thought and Prayers

I was fortunate in my career to work with Doug in Newark as well as his wife Yvonne. He was a credit to the FBI and the Marines, and a great husband and father. I was lucky indeed to have crossed paths with Doug and know he will be missed not just by his family, but all that were lucky enough to know him.
He is in our thoughts and prayers.
Peter Ahearn Sr.

Deepest Sympathy

As a former FBI Newark SWAT Team member I was fortunate and privileged to have worked with and served side by side for many years with Doug.
Doug was a friend, a true American patriot, a leader and a man admired by all who knew him. He will not be soon forgotten.
My thoughts and prayers are with Doug , his loving wife Yvonne, his daughters Jennifer and Stephanie and his family.
May God bless you all.
Don Wadsworth SA FBI Retired

Sending Condolences

Dear Yvonne: Jacqueline as let me know of the sudden passing of your husband. I am so sorry to hear this and pray for a time of healing for you and your family. Although we never met reading about Doug I can see what a very special person he was. I wish you all the best at this most difficult time. Love Pam and Brian Gillespie

My sympathy..

Yvonne and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.. My thoughts and prayers going out to all of you..
Lynne Brewer Glerum

Our Prayers are with you in your Loss

Yvonne, Jennifer and Stephanie,
May you be assured Wayne and I are deeply saddened at learning of the passing of your dear husband, father Doug. Doug lived life to the fullest and cherished his family. Our heartfelt sympathy to all three of you. As the Palmist says ” He heals the brokenhearted{ ( Ps. 147:3). May the Lord heal your broken hearts and sustain you in your time of grief. We will continually pray for all three of you – our deepest sympathy and prayers to you
Jacqueline Darby-Robinson ( Canadian cousin) and Wayne Robinson

Heartfelt Sympathies

Yvonne and Jennifer and Stephanie,
Our hearts are broken with this news. Doug was a model husband, father, Marine and Agent. I know he will be sorely missed, but take comfort in knowing you all gave him great quality years as of late. A quote from Scripture, 2 Timothy 4:7, to sum up his essence: “…I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Here I am Lord. (I’ve attached a few happy photos of a wonderful time in your lives….) May Our Good Lord and his Mother wrap you all in the comfort of their arms. God Speed, and Semper Fi, Doug. Tim & Karen McCrohan ~ Jacksonville, FL

Thank you, Doug

As a brand new agent in Newark, Doug treated me with encouragement and courtesy, despite my newness. He was always a gentlemen with witnesses and victims, and treated subjects with reserved respect as humans, despite their actions.

A true mentor and a great man.

Dave Magness