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Stephen E Varner

December 30, 1941 ~ May 27, 2019 (age 77)


CLEARWATER, FL – Stephen “Steve” Edward Varner, 77, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019.   Stephen was born to the late Raymond Sr. and Alberta Varner in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  He graduated from Notre Dame High School, in Chattanooga, class of 1959 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Steve was a retired Clearwater Firefighter.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Jr. and sister, Carolyn Jones. Survivors are his daughters, Nicole Sargent (Ken), Montverde, FL; Dawn Brennan (Tom), Tampa, FL; son, Brian Varner, Clearwater, FL;  four grandchildren, Sydney, Scott, Sarah and Stephanie Brennan; brothers, Doug Varner (Brenda), Knoxville, Tenn.; Donald Varner (Mary Beth), St. Petersburg, FL; Ronald Varner (Helga), St. Petersburg, FL; and Richard Varner (Sally), Hixson, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The American Legion or a charity of your choice in memory of Steve.

A service will take place, at 10:00am, Tuesday June 25, 2019 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Ave.

Followed by a Memorial Bench dedication at 11:30am at Pine Harbor Marina, 1145 Poling Circle, Soddy-Daisy, TN.

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June 25, 2019

10:00 AM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Memorial Gathering
June 25, 2019

11:30 AM
Pine Harbor Marina
1145 Poling Circle
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379


The American Legion
700 N. Pennsylvania St. P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis IN 46206
Tel: 1-317-630-1200

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