Cover photo for Kenneth Jerald Varnadoe's Obituary
Kenneth Jerald Varnadoe Profile Photo
1934 Kenneth 2022

Kenneth Jerald Varnadoe

July 12, 1934 — March 17, 2022



Kenneth Jerald Varnadoe, age 87 left this earthly life peacefully, March 17, 2022, in his sleep after a day spent doing his favorite thing…Fishing! 

Kenneth was a native of Lumber City, Georgia, one of six children born to Earl and Lettie Mae Varnadoe. 

Kenneth, Ken, Kenny was a loving husband to Joyce and a role model father for Kimberly, Michael, and Cheryl. He will be remembered by friends and family as a generous, compassionate friend, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and Great grandfather.

Kenneth joined the US Air Force at the age of 18 and remained enlisted until his Honorable Discharge in 1965. Afterwards, he worked for General Electric and later at Ingalls Shipbuilding where he retired.

Ken leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Joyce Hixon Varnadoe; his children, Kimberly Varnadoe (William) Carden, Michael Varnadoe, Cheryl (John) Masters; grandchildren, William Leighton Carden and Savannah Dey Carden; and Great-granddaughter, Hydelyn Joyce Bryant Carden.

The family appreciates the love and support we have received during this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Encompass Health Hospice of the Gulf Coast or the charity of your choice.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, March 25, from 5 - 7 pm at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Ocean Springs, MS. He will be laid to rest near his parents and siblings at Fishing Creek Cemetery in Lumber City, Georgia. There will be a graveside service for family at that time.  
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, Ocean Springs is honored to serve the family of Mr. Kenneth Varnadoe.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kenneth Jerald Varnadoe, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, March 25, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Ocean Springs

911 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 11

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree