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Lawrence Cary 'Buck' Varner

August 3, 1928 October 5, 2011
Lawrence Cary 'Buck' Varner
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Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, called one of his faithful servants home on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Lawrence Cary “Buck” Varner was called to his eternal home to rest peacefully after a lengthy courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia. “Buck” was born in Cumberland County, VA on August 3, 1928 to Willis Anderson and Nannie Allen Varner, both of whom preceded their son in death. He was the youngest of 10 children and was predeceased by his brothers Allen Wood, Robert Claud, Herman Anderson, Willis Nickolson, Harold Earl and Herbert Leroy, as well as by his sister Catherine V. Gordon, his son Harold Joseph, granddaughter Amy Rainbow Varner, and daughter Carolyn V. Baldwin (wife of Thomas H. Baldwin). “Buck” was talented in many fields. He was a private timber contractor in his early years, but his love was operating heavy construction equipment. During his later years he operated a small cattle farm at his home in Cumberland. He loved working outdoors, fishing, woodworking, and helping his children and others whenever the need arose. He was an extremely hardworking and dedicated husband and father. He loved being with family and friends, telling stories and making people laugh. He is survived by his devoted loving wife of 63 years, Anne Newcomb Varner, who attended him vigilantly as his primary care giver and was by his side at the time of his passing. “Buck” is also survived by his daughters, Carrie Dell Varner (son Gaul), Aurelia Catherine Varner Dunn and husband Ken (son Jonathan), and two sons, Dr. Lawrence Callie Varner and wife Linda (daughter Lydia, sons Thomas, Joseph, and John-Marshall) and Edward Longest Varner and wife Catherine (son Cary). His other grandchildren include Clint Baldwin, Joanna Baldwin Quinn, Scarlet Varner, and Brian Varner. He is also survived by an older brother John H. Varner and older sister Aurelia V. Hazlegrove and numerous nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011 1:00pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church with interment to follow at Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cumberland. Family will receive friends Friday, October 7, 2011 5:00-8:00pm at the Puckett Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Rainbow Room, c/o Linda Varner, 902 Milnwood Road, Farmville, VA 23901, Hospice of Virginia, 202 Clark Street, Farmville, VA 23901 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.

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Visitation

Friday

7

Oct

5:00 PM 10/7/2011 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/7/2011 8:00:00 PM
Puckett Funeral Home

115 Covington Court
Farmville, VA 23901

Puckett Funeral Home
115 Covington Court Farmville 23901 VA
United States

Service

Saturday

8

Oct

1:00 PM 10/8/2011 1:00:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church

1301 Milnwood Road
Farmville, VA 23901

St. John's Lutheran Church
1301 Milnwood Road Farmville 23901 VA
United States
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