HANNA CITY - Charles "Chuck" Arnold Varnes Sr., age 81, of Hanna City passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Liberty Village Manor Court in Peoria.
Chuck was born on Dec. 24, 1932, in Peoria County to Arnold William and Mary Louise (Lowder) Varnes. He married Clarellen Coots on July 19, 1963, in Peoria, Ill.
Chuck is survived by his wife; his children, Sonja (Randy) Whitehurst of Hanna City, Ill., Debra Kohl of Canton, Ill., Chuck (Kim) Varnes Jr. of Hanna City, Ill., Steve (Jessica) Varnes of Spring Valley, Ill., Mike (Joyce) Varnes of Liberal, Kan., and Dave Varnes of Farmington, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Carlton Varnes.
Chuck was a cattle buyer for Armor & Co. and Calihan Packing Co. and cattle seller for Dick Herm Firm, before he retired into farming, and was a member and trustee of the Glasford Baptist Church.
Special thanks to the staff of Liberty Village Manor Court and Transitions Hospice for the their great care over the last six years.
Services will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Glasford Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul Cook and Pastor Albert Lynn officiating. Visitation will be held today, May 14, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Hanna City.
Memorials may be made to the Glasford Baptist Church, Peoria Rescue Mission or Logan-Trivoli Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made through www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.