Elster ‘Pete’ Varney, resident of West Liberty, Kentucky passed away on November 29, 2018 at St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead, Kentucky at the age of 78 years. Born February 29, 1940 in Pikeville, Kentucky, a son of Fred and Anna Williamson Varney. He was a retired coal miner. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and attended the Toms Branch Community Church.
He will be sadly missed by is his wife, Jean Hicks Varney and his children Kathy & Mike Levering, Greg & Durunda Varney, Robert & Tracey Varney, Leslie & John Maynard, Eric & Linda Varney, Abraham & Rhonda Thornsbury, Marcella & Keith Dulen, Philip Ray & Toshia Thornsbury. Nineteen grandchildren, fifteen great- grandchildren. Five sisters Sue Smith, Helen Chapman, Ruby Hubbard, Anna Mae Bogar, Wanda Lockard, Two brothers Jerome Mutt Varney, Joe Dale Varney. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred & Anna Williamson Varney, grandson Ricky Dale Thacker, one great-grandson, one sister and one brother.
The visitation will be held on Saturday December 1, 2018 at 6:00pm at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty, Kentucky. The funeral will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:00pm at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Bro. Jeff Montgomery and Bro. Charlie Kelly officiating. Interment in Riggsby Family Cemetery, West Liberty, Kentucky. Honorary pallbearers: Grandsons. Active pallbearers: Robert Varney, Greg Varney, Eric Varney, Abraham Thornsbury, Philip Ray, Cameron Varney, Allen Dulen.