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Kenneth Leland Varnado

December 10, 1937 August 11, 2019
Kenneth Leland Varnado
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Obituary for Kenneth Leland Varnado

Kenneth Leland “Ken” Varnado, 81, of Brazoria, passed from this life into glory on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Lake Jackson, Texas. He was born on December 10, 1937 in Sinton, Texas to Louie and Ruby (Wall) Varnado. On that date, which was his sister Juanita’s 17th birthday, she was given the honor of naming him.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Friday, August 16, 2019 at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia with Pastor Shelley Rouse officiating. Burial will follow at Brazoria Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm also at the funeral home.

Kenneth is survived by his life partner, Kelley Taylor; sons, Anthony Allen Varnado, Jeffrey Blaine Varnado, and Lloyd Edward Varnado; daughters, Tina Denise Spiller, Cynthia Diane Hammons-Kinder ; step-sons, Shannon Ray Henderson and Cody Lane Clepper; like a son, Nathan Morgan Carr; like a daughter, Robyn Lewis-Sinor & Jesse Dene Taylor; sister, Louise Nuckolls; grandchildren, Amber, Bradley, Chelsey, Sean, Carly, Ethan, Colby, Tyler, and Jacob; like a granddaughter, Maddie; and great-grandchildren, Serene, Juliet, Micah, Tyler, Aliana, Alaia, and Tripp.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John E. Varnado and Lloyd S. Varnado; and sister, Juanita Varnado Eaton; and his late wife, Loy Dene Varnado.

Kenneth worked as a maintenance supervisor at the time of his retirement in July of 1995. He was employed 34 years at B.A.S.F. Many employees over the years stated that he was the “hardest man I ever worked for, but the fairest.”

Ken loved gardening and caring for his cattle. He was an avid sportsman and Longhorn fan. Ken dedicated many years coaching youth baseball and was very well respected by all.


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Visitation

Thursday

15

Aug

6:00 PM 8/15/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/15/2019 8:00:00 PM
Baker Funeral Home

634 S Columbia Dr
West Columbia, TX 77486

Baker Funeral Home
634 S Columbia Dr West Columbia 77486 TX
United States

Service

Friday

16

Aug

10:00 AM 8/16/2019 10:00:00 AM
Baker Funeral Home

634 S Columbia Dr
West Columbia, TX 77486

Baker Funeral Home
634 S Columbia Dr West Columbia 77486 TX
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Brazoria Cemetery Final Resting Place

Brazoria, TX 77422

Brazoria 77422 TX
United States
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