Lynn W. Varner

Published 2:33 pm Saturday, June 19, 2010

   Lynn W. Varner went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on June 16, 2010, in Lake Jackson, TX.  Lynn was born April 9, 1926, at home on the farm in Wayne County, Mississippi, to Willie F. and Lula A. Varner.    

   He is preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Rita A. Varner of Lake Jackson, TX; children, Cathy and Paul Arceneaux of Village Mills, TX, David and Sherry Varner of Lake Jackson,  TX, Peggy and Jim Hester of Victoria, TX, Marilyn and Ellis J. Montes of Lumberton, TX, Amy and Joe Waring of Friendswood, TX, Meg and Keith Bowers of Aurora, CO; brothers and sisters, Jack Varner and Freida Pickett of Laurel, MS, Nell Pitts of Whistler, MS,  Wayne and Phoebe Varner of Savannah, GA; 21 grandchildren; Daniel Arceneaux, Katie & Michael King, Jenny & Chris Luckey, Aaron Varner, Valerie & Jordan Mourot, Ross Varner, Michael Varner, Colin Varner, Matthew & Sarah Hester, Sarah & Joshua Zeller, Emily Hester, Catherine Hester, Jeremy Hester, Jason Hester, Benjamin Montes, Susanna Montes, Nathan Montes, Laura Waring, Peter Waring, Kelley Bowers, Rebecca Bowers,  4 great-grandchildren:  Chelle  Arceneaux, Kyli Hester, Camrin Hester, Ryan King.

   After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Lynn came to Port Arthur, TX and attended Port Arthur Business College.  He met Rita A. Parks, and they married on November 5, 1948.  They built their home and raised six children in Port Neches, TX where they lived for 52 years. He worked for Gulf Oil and retired in 1985 after 37 1/2 years.  Lynn was a loving and cherished husband and father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.  He loved planting and working in his yard and garden where he grew an abundance of vegetables, fruit, and pecans.  He loved to travel and took his family on yearly camping vacations all over the U.S.  He received the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ about 40 years ago.  As an active member of Cathedral in the Pines church for thirty years, he loved Bible study, Beautiful Blessings Ministry, ushering, greeting, fellowship with his many friends, and showing hospitality to all.  Psalm 103 was his favorite scripture. Lynn’s family is eternally grateful for a faithful man who has left us a  Godly heritage.

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   The burial service will be at Houston National Cemetery on Monday, June 21, 2010, at 2:30 p.m.  A memorial service will be held in Beaumont at Cathedral in the Pines Church in the Chapel on Friday, June 25, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.

   In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made in memory of Lynn W. Varner to the organizations listed below:

 IPH Hospice Care, Inc.

135 E. Hospital Drive,

Angleton, TX  77515

The Gideons Bible Ministry via website:

   The family would like to express deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to IPH Hospice and the many caregivers who so lovingly assisted us during the last two years of Dad’s life with special thanks to:  Libby Taylor & Angels for Elders, Denise Watson, and Corkie Pearce, Ann Nisbett, Dominique Creekmore, Lizette Martinez, Linda Bruce, and Pastor Thomas Lester.