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Dr. Michael Forrester Warren

September 12, 1951 — September 30, 2023

Dr. Michael Forrester Warren


Michael Forrester Warren MD, 72, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Saturday,
September 30, 2023. His Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 9, 2023 in Old St. Andrews
Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends Sunday in J.
Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Michael was born September 12, 1951 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Ralph Forrester
Warren and Clemmie Cox Warren. Michael grew up in Charleston, SC, graduated from St. Andrews
Parish High School and completed his undergraduate studies at The Citadel, The Military College of
South Carolina. Following his tenure at The Citadel, he served in the United States Air Force before
returning to school to earn a Master of Science degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry from North
Carolina State University. Michael returned to Charleston to attend medical school and earned a
degree in Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Warren completed two years of
residency in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/Wilmington and a
residency in Dermatology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Michael returned once again to Charleston to practice medicine as an Attending Physician in the
Department of Dermatologic Surgery at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. He later opened
his practice as Island Dermatology on James Island and later Johns Island serving his patients for
many years until his death. In addition he participated in a number of professional and charitable
associations, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Michael was an avid surfer - always in search
of the "perfect wave" and enjoyed the sport throughout his life. He was also an active member of Old
St. Andrews Parish Church for over 70 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shelley, whom he loved, supported, and devoted his life to for
almost 50 years. Married right after graduating from The Citadel, Michael and Shelley were
inseparable. He is also survived by his brothers, Kenneth Warren (Nancy), Gerald Warren
(Torey); sister, Melinda Westall (Ron); nieces and nephews, Laura, Lindsay (Tony), Matthew (Katie),
David (Meghan), Andy (Brittany), Stephanie (Jamie), Barrie (Scott), Billy, Jenni and several great
nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his niece, Hannah.

Memorials may be made to Old St. Andrews Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road, Charleston SC

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Past Services


Sunday, October 8, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 9, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Old St. Andrews Parish Church

2604 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

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