Wyndell A. Varner

Wyndell A. Varner


Wyndell A. Varner went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 24 at Baptist Hospital.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Monday, March 1st with services to follow, at First Baptist Church of Madison.  Burial will be at Parkway Memorial Cemetery. 

Wyndell was born on May 19, 1932 in Jones County, MS to the late Alvie E. and Miriam W. Varner.  He was an only child.  He was a graduate of George S. Gardiner High School and received a B. S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He also continued his education with additional post- graduate work in Psychology at Mississippi College.

Mr. Varner was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Wyndell married the love of his life, Betty Aultman of Hattiesburg, MS on September 2, 1956.  After working for ten years in the New Orleans, LA and Hattiesburg, MS areas, they moved to Jackson and spent 55 years in the metro area.  

Wyndell worked at Dixie National Life Insurance Company for twenty-two years.  He spent the last several years working there as the Vice President of Policyowner Relations and State Services.  He retired in May 1994.

Since retirement, he served three years as a Madison County representative on the Advisory Committee for Aging Programs in the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District.  He also served for a number of years on the Retiree Consultant committee of the Madison County Economic Development Authority.

Wyndell and Betty were members of First Baptist Church Madison.  Wyndell served as both an active and inactive Deacon at the church for many years.

Mr. Varner was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife of 64 years.

Survivors include children Debbie V. Hilliard, Madison, MS, and J. Lane Varner (Judy) of Terry, MS.  Granddaughters Lindsey Hilliard, Sarah Phillips (Zach), Hannah Graham (Knox) all of Madison, and Faith McCarty (Austin) of Oxford, MS.  Four Great-Grandchildren, six nieces, three nephews, and two first cousins.

The family would also like to thank Mr. Varner’s 3 special caregivers Janie, Evon, and Fred who became part of the family as well.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Madison.  2100 Main Street, Madison, MS 39110

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