William Michael Varnell (1948 - 2013)

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William Michael Varnell

Mike Varnell went to be with his Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

Mike was born in Jackson, TN and graduated from Northside High School. Mike's love of movies led him to work on the filming of Walking Tall in 1973. Mike worked for Memphis based Malco Theatres from 1968 - 1993. He was Malco Theatres City Manager in Jackson from 1983 - 1993. Mike also worked for Brady Horne. After twelve years as the HVAC instructor at Tennessee Technology Center, Mike retired in 2012.

Mike is survived by his wife, Merry Conder Varnell; his son, Michael Varnell and his daughter, Merry Anna Varnell. He is also survived by his mother, Vaughn Lee Little; his brother, Jospeh Varnell III and his sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Deaton.

Mike's father, Joseph B. Varnell, Jr., and his grandparents, Joseph B. and Pearl Varnell, and Pete and Ethel Crawford, preceded him in death.

Mike had varied interests in his life, but nothing surpassed his love and devotion to Merry, Michael, and Merry Anna.

Visitation with the Varnell family will be Sunday, March 3, 2013 beginning at 1p.m., in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be held following the visitation at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church, 160 Campbell St., Jackson, TN 38301.

George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel, (731) 427-5555.

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Published in The Jackson Sun on Mar. 2, 2013
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