ROCK HILL -- Mr. Herbert Ray Varner, 83, of 1836 Fairlawn Court, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Lakewood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Andy Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.
A native of Jonesville, S.C., Mr. Varner was a son of the late George Walker Varner and the late Lydia Hawkins Varner. He was a charter member of Lakewood Baptist Church and a lifetime member of American Legion Frank Roach Post #34. He retired from Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Company as an agent and staff manager. He also was a contractor for Catawba Services Cable TV.
Mr. Varner was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
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Mr. Varner is survived by his wife of 54-1/2 years, Ibera Bailey Varner of the home; his sons and daughters-in-law, H. Ray Jr. and Mary Varner of South Bend, Ind., Mickey and Donna Varner and Mike and Jane Bailey, all of Rock Hill; his daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Jamie Montgomery of Rock Hill; his grandchildren, Lindsay Grant and husband, Jeremy, Bailey Varner, Dara Millwood and husband, Lynn, and Leigh Mobley and husband, Robert; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill; and other times at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mickey and Donna Varner, 1475 Floral Road, Rock Hill.
Memorials may be made to Lakewood Baptist Church, 3520 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732; or Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, 2275 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net.