Thomas H. "Tom" Varnadore

Obituary of Thomas H. "Tom" Varnadore

Thomas H. “Tom” Varnadore left this earthly world, peacefully surrounded by his family. Tom was a very strong man and had overcome several major health issues in the past.  e is now pain-free in the arms of the Lord.


Tom was born and raised in Fort Mill, SC. He joined the United States Air Force, serving from 1957-1961. He married Carolyn Venters Varnadore and had two children who were his pride and joy. Tom worked for and retired from the Federal Reserve after 40 years of employment. He was a very kind and compassionate man who would always help anyone he could. Tom and Carolyn had a very special friendship that always remained very genuine and caring. They were both very devoted and involved in their children's and grandchildren's lives.   

He enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting, and fishing. He also liked "tinkering", fixing, and rebuilding things with his grandson, Hunter. What he loved the most was spending time with his family.


Tom will be greatly missed by many.


Tom was predeceased by his father & mother, Robert T. Varnadore, and Maggie Ghant Varnadore, both of Fort Mill, SC; his sisters, Donnie Varnadore, Amelia Varnadore Helms, both of Fort Mill, SC, and Mary Varnadore Chaplin of Johnson City, TN; brother, Mack Varnadore of Harvest, AL; Tom’s second wife, Jane Bernice Varnadore; and third wife, Joyce Meyers Varnadore. 


He is survived by his brother, Harry Varnadore of Oak City, NC; his son, Scott Varnadore (Jacque) of Beaufort, SC; his daughter, Kathleen Varnadore Drawdy (Larry) of West Columbia, SC; his grandsons, Jeremiah Walker, Shane Walker and Hunter Thomas Drawdy; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; as well as his canine companions, Benji and Daisy.


The family would like to thank all of the doctors and medical staff at Lexington Medical Center, along with Amedisys Hospice, for their dedication and compassion.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.



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