Varnie Lee Cumbest

Varnie Lee Cumbest

February 12, 1936 - January 23, 2021

Varnie Lee Cumbest

February 12, 1936 - January 23, 2021


Varnie Lee Cumbest, 85, of Pascagoula, MS went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Varnie retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of honorable service and three tours in Vietnam. Upon retiring he worked as a Licensed Practioner Nurse and also became a twice published author which was his lifelong dream. Varnie was preceded in death by his parents Barney Lee Cumbest, Sr. and Rosalie Thelma Zeigler, three siblings and by his wife Lena Kathleen Cumbest. Varnie is survived by his daughters Jacqueline Pappas, Katherine Cumbest, and Kathleen Francus; seven grand-children; six great grand-children and his four siblings and their families. Varnie”™s funeral service will be held at the Virginia Veteran”™s Cemetery in Amelia, VA on February 3rd, 2021 at 11:00AM.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: February 3, 2021 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia
  • Location: 10300 Pridesville Rd AMELIA COURT HOUSE, VA 23002 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 561-1673

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3 responses to Varnie Lee Cumbest

  1. Dad,
    You left alone from this world, with no one beside you. I know you walked this path with God by your side though and that helps me, move forward. I find comfort in the thought that you are with Him now, not struggling with memory issues or pain. I find comfort knowing you are resting and in peace. I love you, always.

  2. Today we gathered for a Family service for our Father, Varnie Cumbest. He was honored with a military service that we know he would have been very proud of. Even though I only knew him a short time, he Blessed me with the gift of Sisters and their Families for which I am forever grateful. Rest in in peace with the Lord and your Family that went on before you. Your Daughter, Kathleen

  3. Dearest Jackie, Katherine and Kathleen,
    My thoughts are with each of you as say goodbye to your dad. Even though I have been married to one of his daughters for 36 years, I only met my father-in -law, Varnie, three years ago. During this period he made quite an impression on me. I will always remember the several weeks he stayed with us in Concord just as I retired, meeting new family, and my two trips to Mississippi. You had a tremendous impact on my life and never knew it. It is with much gratitude that I thank-you for my dear wife, Kathleen. May you rest in eternal peace, and in the glory of God.

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