Franklin Delano Varney

January 9, 1938 ~ April 13, 2021 (age 83)


Franklin Delano Varney 83, of Freeburn, KY passed away Tuesday April 13, 2021 at his residence. He was born January 09, 1938 in Delbarton, WV the son of the late Rell and Ellina “Baisden” Varney.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter: Betty Faye Estep, and two brothers: Jim and Reese Varney.

Franklin was a loving homemaker who was a wonderful father and grandfather. One of his most cherished possessions was his bible, though he could not read or write he could quote every scripture. He would pray and give thanks before every meal and was thankful for the smallest of things.

Survivors remaining to cherish his memory include two sons: William Muncy and Franklin Delano Varney Jr. both of Columbus, OH, two daughters: Dawn Renee of Columbus, OH and Mary Kelly of Chattaroy, WV, a granddaughter: Shanna Estep of Blackberry, KY, a grandson: Roy (Kate) Alamanza of Elkhorn, KY, a son-in-law: Michael Estep (Gwendolyn) of Freeburn, KY, a host of other grandchildren, great grandchildren: Natessa, Michael, Jacob, Shakiah, and Jaiyden, extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. in the Faith Tabernacle Church of Majestic, KY. Pastor Charles Meek, David Taylor and Ritchie Rose will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Estep Family Cemetery of Peter Fork, McCarr, KY.

Visitation will be at the church Monday evening beginning at 6:00 P.M. with special services at 7:00 P.M.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY (606) 456-0656. The guestbook may be signed at


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April 19, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Faith Tabernacle Church
45516 State Hwy 194 E
Majestic, KY 41547

Funeral Service
April 20, 2021

1:00 PM
Faith Tabernacle Church
45516 State Hwy 194 E
Majestic, KY 41547

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