Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Norma Varvel of Brookport; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Varvel and husband Paul Elliott of Metropolis; one son, Gary Gene Varvel and fiancé Dalena and kids of Brookport; one granddaughter, Bethany Varvel of Brookport; his ex-daughter-in-law, Sarah; three stepgrandchildren, Kyle, Keisha and Ginny; three stepgreat-grandchildren; one aunt, Dorothy Butler of Brookport; two cousins; and several nieces, nephews and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Gladys Irene Varvel; two uncles, Clerance and Emmett Varvel of Brookport; and one sister, Sherry Oien.
Funeral service was held Friday at Brookport Church of God with Pastor Charles Tate and Pastor Rocky Hill officiating.
Burial followed at the Otterbein Cemetery.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of the arrangements.