Jeremy Wade Varnes, 45, of Orlando, Florida

Jeremy Wade Varnes, 45, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Sunday afternoon, September 25, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. He was born November 1, 1976, in Greensburg, the son of Fred Rose and the late Frances L. (Crippen) Varnes. He was raised in Burney and has resided in Orlando for the past 4 years with Laura and his stepchildren. Jeremy graduated from South Decatur high school in 1996, was a graduate of American Trans Air School and was employed by Jet Blue. He enjoyed spending his free time with his wife Laura and was an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Boston Red Sox. He married Laura Ward on June 11, 2022, in St. Augustine, Florida, and she survives along with his step-children, Madelyn Ward and Zebulan Ward both of Orlando; his father, Fred Rose of Osgood; his sisters, Cynthia (Hugh) Laughlin of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Amanda (Robert) Friend of Westport, Indiana; his brother, Neal Varnes of Los Angeles, California; his nephews, Colin Laughlin and Kody Friend; his niece, Katelyn Mills; his aunts, Kathy (Ron) Reynolds of Greensburg, Nancy Schimel of Greensburg and Martha Barnes of Chipley, Florida, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances L. Varnes. A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Bickers officiating. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at