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Obituary for William Keith Varnadoe

W. Keith Varnadoe, 67 of Bailey, Colorado became absent from the body and present with the Lord on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
He was born June 25, 1955 at Flagler Hospital, St Augustine, FL to Merle and Harry Varnadoe. He grew up in Palatka, FL, then moved with his family to Clinton, MS and Fort Worth, TX, while his Dad was attending college and seminary. Then they moved to Arcadia, FL where they lived for 5 years before moving back to Palatka. Keith graduated from Palatka Central High School in 1973. After graduation he attended the Bell & Howell School for Electronics in Atlanta, GA.
Keith returned to Florida after school and worked in the construction industry and that remained his career until the time of his passing. He loved to work with his hands. Building things was his passion. He also loved the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish.
Family was so important to Keith and he loved being back home with his family in FL every chance he got.
Keith was an elder in his church, Church of the Hills in Evergreen, CO and his church family was very special to him. He wore many hats at the church and loved doing whatever was needed there to serve the Lord.
Keith is survived by his mother, Merle Cannon Varnadoe, his brother, Jeff Varnadoe (LoraLee) and sister, Marsha Varnadoe Rain, nieces, Lindsay VanLandingham, Kailah Rain and Taylor Rain, nephew, Scott Varnadoe, aunts, Ona McLean, Edna Bell and Betty Sue Varnadoe, numerous cousins, some of whom were like siblings to him, best friend, Katie Hunter, and her son Christian Hunter, who was his business partner and was like a son to Keith.
Keith is preceded in death by his father, William Harry Varnadoe, maternal grandparents, Kirby & Mabel Cannon, paternal grandparents Effie Mae Leaptrot Varnadoe & James Paschall Varnadoe.
Memorial service will be Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Francis Baptist Church. Visitation will be at 10 am with the service beginning at 11 am. Pastors Jason Sharp and Buddy Lynch will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill East Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully accepted, or memorial gifts may be made in his name to the Francis Baptist Church Building Fund, 155 CR 309C, Palatka, FL 32177 or Church of the Hills, 28628 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen, CO 80439 (Memorial Fund).
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Keith’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.