Claudean “Claude” Varnes Sr. 73, of Hastings, FL was born on Saturday, May 24, 1947 to the late Willie “Jug” and Jereline Varnes. He attended Walter E. Harris High School, Hastings, FL graduating in the class of “1964”. Claude worked for Willie S. Varnes & Sons for 21 years and Claudean Varnes Farm for 20 years. He loved to ride his motorcycle and drive his classic cars he felt like he was king of the Highway. Claude wanted to be a barber and attended school in Jacksonville. He was a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, serving on the Steward Board and the Sons of Allen, North Florida Growers Exchange, Frito-Lay, Hastings Quarterback Club, and the Panther/Wildcat Reunion. Claude married Cassandra C. Varnes to this union two children were born Claudean Varnes Jr. and Amelia.
He was preceded in death by, His parents Willie “Jug” and Jereline W. Varnes, son, Claudean Varnes Jr., sister, Marie Varnes, brothers, George R., Willie Jr., Earnest, and Robert, uncles, Claude Varnes and James Varnes, nephew, Lorenzo G. Varnes. He leaves to cherish his memories: His devoted daughter, Amelia T. Andrews, sons, Xavier Whitfield and Lemorin Lewis, devoted special friend, Janie M. Hardy, brothers, Willie J. Varnes and John H. Peeples, sister, Brenda (Donald) Baskin, sister-in-laws, Patricia Varnes and Hazel Wesley, God-daughter, Juanita Carr, nieces & nephews, Voncell Long, Harry Varnes, Aungenatta Sampson, Harriet Varnes, Darryl Varnes, Jereline V. Jackson, Toria Varnes, Quarterria Varnes, Tangela Varnes, Jennifer McCloud, George R. Dengal, Aleshia Varnes, Harold Fenderson, Shantrea Calloway, William Peeples, Ebonnee Crumpton, and Sharon Young, aunts of his children, Loretta Durham, Jackie Washington, Brenda Cooper, Pam Jenkins, grandmother of his children, Mrs. Annie Brown, special friend, Shelby E. Jack, and a host of great-nieces, nephews, cousins, and many caring friends.
Graveside service will be Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:00am at Pattersonville Cemetery, East Palatka. Viewing Friday 5:00-8:30 at Coleman’s Mortuary Chapel
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