OBITUARY

Gary L Varner

Born August 15, 1954

Gary L. Varner, age 57, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday April 23, 2012 in Gainesville, FL after a brief long battle with Leukemia. Gary was born August 15, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Charles and Mabel (McKinley) Varner. Gary was a veteran of the United States Army and was employed for 30 years for Norfolk Southern Railway. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Jerry Varner and Charles Varner. Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years Regina Varner, one son Travis Varner (Dana); two daughters April Hare(Ryan) and Jennifer England( William); four brothers Danny Varner( Shelby), Jack Varner(Beverly), Mike Varner (Annette), Dale Varner (Beverly); three sisters Sharon Kirby (Charlie), Connie Sweat(Mike), and Angela Fitzgerald (Darvin); three grandchildren Seth Hare, Titus Hare, and Natalie Varner; mother-in-law Anna Roberts; Sister-in-law Carolyn Wade( David); and a host of nieces, nephews, church family, and many friends. A Visitation is scheduled 5:00- 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 103rd Street Church of God, 10356 103rd Street, Jacksonville, FL. Funeral Service will be 7:00 pm at the church. Graveside Services will be held 10:00 am, Thursday , April 26, 2012 at Riverside Memorial Park, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting contributions to be given in Gary’s honor to Shand’s Leukemia Research, 1600 SW Archway Road, Gainesville, FL 32608 or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tennessee 38105. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205, and (904)781-9262.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 25, 2012
  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 26, 2012
REMEMBERING

Gary L Varner

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April Hare

December 2, 2012

Daddy I love and miss you GREATLY!!

Jennifer England

August 1, 2012

He was a wonderful man. He has always been loved by everyone and I have always loved him.
Love,
Jenny

May 3, 2012

Sis. Regina, you and the family are definitely in our prayers; we are sorry to hear about your loss. We pray that God comfort you during this difficult time. We miss you all and tell the family that we said hello. Love you all, Terry & Wanda Dawson (Kingsland, Ga)

Chris & Lisa Varner

April 30, 2012

Praying for you all and sending comforting thoughts your way. I still can't believe Uncle Gary is gone. He is missed greatly. We love ya'll!

Rev. Byron L. Griffis

April 30, 2012

So sorry to hear of Bro. Varner's passing and we are praying for the family.

Tommy Annis

April 29, 2012

Gary was a good honest Christian man. He Can be proud of those he has left behind and know that because of the impact he made on their lives he will get to see them again at home in heaven. Imagine what it must sound like to hear the angels play rocky top. Wow!

Lindsey Johnson

April 29, 2012

Bro.Gary Varner was a wonderful Godly man. He will be missed dearly.My prayers are with the family.

Ronnie & Nancy Cate

April 29, 2012

Please know that all of you are in our prayers. Gary was a great friend and will be missed.

Phey Caraway

April 29, 2012

Brother Gary was such a kind, wonderful child of God. Although we didn't live close by, we will miss him very much. Our prayers are with you Sis. Regina and the family.

nancy kirk

April 29, 2012

Sis Reigina and family my prayers are with u all. Love u all dearly. Bro Gary will be missed.