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CHARLES R. VARNEY SR., 80, of Spars Creek Road, Danville, W.Va., was born June 8, 1941, at Big Creek, W.Va. He died September 15, 2021, at home, after a short illness, with his family. He was a coal miner with over 30 years of work experience, a US Army veteran and longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Danville. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, David and Teresa Long of Kansas, Robert “Bob” and Jessica Long of Pennsylvania, Ray and Dana Varney, Melanie and Roger Stollings and Susan Varney, all of Danville, Robin and Geoffrey Saunders of Chapmanville, W.Va., and Angela and Phillip Hill, also of Danville; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five brothers; four sisters (one deceased); and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends. Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 19, at Handley Funeral Home in Danville, W.Va., with Pastors Darrell Searls and Geoffrey Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Park, Indian Grave Road, Danville, W.Va. Visitation will be from noon until service time at the funeral home. Military rites will be performed by Daniel Boone VFW Post No. 5578 of Madison, W.Va. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the hospice staff of Kanawha Hospice. You may express your condolences to the family at

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