Grant Varney, 88, of Varney, Ky., passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at the residence of his daughter, Geneva Robinette.
He was born February 29, 1924, at Pikeville, Ky., to the late Dewey and Celia Honaker Varney.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jemima Reed Varney; and brothers and sisters, Heller Varney, Bobby Gene Varney, Dewey Varney, Jr., Lonzo Varney, Frankie Harris and Kansas Reed.
Grant was a disabled coal miner.
Survivors include two daughters, Geneva (Richard) Robinette of Varney, and JoAnn (Clifton) Robinette of Varney; two brothers, Blidge Varney of Kimper, Ky., and Teddy Varney of Meta, Ky.; two sisters, Birdie Chapman of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Arizona Varney of Kimper; three grandchildren, Carrie Denise Sparks, Richard Anthony Robinette and Derek Jordan Robinette; two great grandchildren, Laken Nacole Sparks and Brandon Paul Sparks; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, at the Pilgim Home Old Regular Baptist Church with Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Robinette Family Cemetery, Varney, with Anthony Robinette, Derek Robinette, Eric Sparks, Chris Stewart, Edward Varney and Randy Varney serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Johnson and Mack Newsome. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Thursday at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home and after 5 p.m. Friday at Pilgrim Home Old Regular Baptist Church with special services both nights at 7 p.m.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.