Raymond Mathias Varner Jr., 81, of Ringgold, passed away on Monday, May 07, 2018. Raymond was born 1936 to the late Raymond Sr. and Alberta Varner in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from Notre Dame High School, in Chattanooga, Class of 1954 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Raymond was a business developer, avid boater, golfer, and world traveler. Raymond explored many far off places with friends and family by way of his boat. He is preceded in death by son, David Lawarence and sister, Carolyn Jones.
Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Mozelle Varner; sons, Michael Scott Varner, Palm City, FL, Greg Alan Varner, Westville, FL, Michael Ray Varner (Joanna), Ringgold, Christopher Reece Varner, Ringgold; daughter, Deborah Lynn Bradford (Larry), Palm City, FL; brothers, Stephen Varner, Clearwater, FL, Doug Varner (Brenda), Knoxville, Donald Varner (Mary Beth), St. Petersburg, FL, Ronald Varner (Helga), St. Petersburg, FL, and Richard Varner (Sally), Hixson, TN; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
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Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army.
A Celebration of Life Raymond’s life will take place Friday, May 11th, 1-3 PM, at Heritage Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.