John Henry Varner

May 24, 1945February 21, 2018

John Henry Varner, age 72, of Knoxville, went home to meet Jesus on February 21, 2018. He enjoyed fishing and turkey shooting. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a dedicated friend. Preceded in death by his parents, Avie Jackson and Freda Mae Varner; 3 brothers; 1 sister. Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Linda Varner; daughters, Pamela Henderson, Kimberly Jett, and Joy Holtrop; sons, Tracy and Robert Jett; sister, BJ Paul; many loved grandkids, great grandkids, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 27th from 10-12PM at Berry Highland South, 9010 E. Simpson Road, Knoxville, TN 37920. Funeral service will begin at 12 o’clock in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Small officiating. Interment will follow. Shared memories and condolences may be shared at


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 27, 2018

John Henry Varner

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Antanyia Griffis

February 25, 2018

Nevermore are you alone.
Because now you're sitting by
God's throne. With family and friends, your hurts now men's. Missed you will be, but happy for you you're at God's Jubilee.
I will see you again this I know.
I just have to wait till it's my time to go.
I'll meet you on God's Plateau
I miss you I love you
so goodbye Uncle Johnny
for now

Millie Rainer

February 24, 2018

Our families have known each other since before I was born. I have lots of memories from growing up and visiting Tennessee and then from living on Bays Mountain across the street. I always thought of you as an Uncle. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends.


February 22, 2018

I know that you are dancing with the angels in heaven well maybe not dancing but you are enjoying all that heaven has to offer. Give my Daddy and Momma a big hug and kiss for me. I am so thankful for the last year or so that we got to see more of each other. A man of few words but when you spoke you made people want to listen. I love you Uncle Johnny and I will miss you greatly.. Love forever Connie Varner Sweat

Andy n Sharon Varner

February 22, 2018

Our love and prayers to uncle Johnny varner

B.J Paul

February 22, 2018

Rest in Peace my Precious Brother