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Theodore Edward Varner

March 31, 1931 ~ May 19, 2017 (age 86)
Theodore Edward Varner, 86, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. Born on March, 31, 1931 to the late Tom and Nora Varner. Theodore graduated from Kirkman Technical, worked as a machinist for Combustion Engineering for 32 years. Theodore served in the United States Army and was a Decorated Veteran of the Korean War.

Theodore is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wilma Ruth Chandler Varner; children, Kyle (Carolyn) Varner and Jill (Doug) Elliott; grandchildren: Ashley Varner, Jennifer (Wade) Simpson, Josh ( Bethany) Scott and Jessica Scott; great-grandchildren, Kyla Tallent and Bryson Scott; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2:00-6:00 pm at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace and on Monday from 11:00-1:00 pm. Funeral services for Theodore will be conducted at 1:00 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Fred Steelman Officiating. Interment to follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

The family has entrusted in Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace, 601 Ashland Terrace, and Chattanooga, TN 37415.

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Chattanooga Memorial Park
501 Memorial Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37415

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