James H. “Jim” Varnedoe • January 3, 2019



James H Varnedoe , 76, born in Pensacola, Florida, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 3, 2019. Jim was retired from IBEW local 676. He loved local history and never tired of visiting the historical Pensacola area and “dragging the main.”
Jim was a member of Myrtle Grove Methodist Church and enjoyed the times that he could spend involved in Church activities.
Jim was an avid LSU fan and looked forward to watching college football with his lifelong friend, Gene Irwin, which is an avid Alabama fan. A great enjoyment to Jim was attending his grandchildren’s baseball, basketball and soccer games.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Dean Burch and his son Chris Varnedoe.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Varnedoe; sons, Todd (Kristy) Varnedoe of Cornwall England, Scott (Doughty) Varnedoe of St Francisville, LA; step children, Judy Kersey, Janas Marlow and Jimmy Kersey all of Pensacola; grandchildren, Lauren Varnedoe, Ryan Varnedoe, Jules Varnedoe. Maddie Varnedoe, Parker Varnedoe, Gray Varnedoe, Ryan Kersey, Douglas Kersey, Cameron Marlow, Heather Hootman, Matt Kersey and Chelsea Marlow; great Grandchildren: Jaxon Alexander, Brandon Kersey, Bryan Kersey and Audrey Marlow; sisters, Sandy Richbourg of Pensacola and Sharon (Bobby) Tahar of Pensacola.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 10:00-11:00am Thursday, January 10th at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 11:00am with Pastor Riley Richardson officiating.

  1. Rebecca Black says:

    Jim will be missed so very much especially by his SS class. Always involved with other friends and so considerate in so many ways. He was committed to his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ

  2. Sean and Dawn Rupert says:

    Miss you Pawpaw and prayers to the family for strength!!

  3. Reagan and Sandy McDaniel says:

    We will always remember Jimmy and are saddened to hear of his homegoing. I was the President and Business Agent (Manager) at one time of the IBEW Local 676 and enjoyed Jimmy coming to our fish fries and getting to talk to him. Condolences to Edna and the rest of the family and I believe with all my heart Jimmy is in Heaven looking down on all his friends and family. Praying for grace and comfort during this time.

  4. Jerry Kendrick says:

    I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Varnedoe family for your loss. Our loving God keeps us all in his memory and promises to reunite us with our loved ones. Until then we have to cope with grief, and hopefully the promises found in the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4 will provide a measure of comfort. (Help for Those Who Grieve) https://www.jw.org.en/publications/magazines/awake-no3-2018-nov-dec

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