James Edward Varnado
September 15, 1937 - March 5, 2021
James Edward Varnado, age 83 and a resident of the Stoney Point Community died Friday afternoon March 5, 2021 at his home. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served on the U.S.S. Shangri-La. James retired from the Maintenance Department of Southeastern Louisiana University. He was also a longtime dairyman that could fix and work on just about anything, including carpentry and electrical work. He used those skills to help his family in any building or home projects that they had. James enjoyed hunting and the outdoors but fishing was his favorite pastime. He liked to read cowboy novels and watch old John Wayne and Western movies.
Survived by: Wife of 57 years: Agnes Sharp Varnado of Stoney Point; 2 Daughters: Tammy Varnado, Lynette Varnado both of Stoney Point; 2 Grandsons and a Spouse: Eric Varnado, Todd and Amanda Varnado all of Gonzales, LA; 5 Great-grandchildren: Eric Varnado, Jr., Kassidy Varnado, Claire Varnado, Colette Varnado, Cortlin Varnado; 2 Great-great-granddaughters: Nalani Varnado, Kya Varnado; Sisters: Lorell Hill of Tylertown, MS, Juette Cooper of Franklinton; Sister in law: Fran Varnado
Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death recently by his son Gregory Edward “Ed” Varnado, parents Eugene Bunch Varnado and Mary Eula Owens Varnado, brother Billy Varnado, brother and sister in law Earl and Mary Varnado, father in law an mother in law Herman Sharp and Ana Mae Wallace Sharp, brothers in law Pete Hill, Billy Ray Cooper, several half-brothers and half-sisters and other family members.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday March 9th from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am Tuesday with Eld. Everett Broome officiating. Burial will follow in the Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors performed by American Legion Post 24.