Darrel Dwight Varnell passed from this life on July 26, 2022, at the age of 78 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dwight was born on June 10, 1944, in Mannford, Oklahoma, the son of Ray and Pauline (Hensley) Varnell. Dwight attended school and grew up in Mannford, Oklahoma, graduating with the Class of 1962 as the last class from the original Mannford High School. Dwight joined the United States Army during the Vietnam War after high school.
Following an honorable discharge, Dwight returned to the Mannford area and gained employment with Unit Rig. Dwight was united in marriage to Belva (Ross) Varnell, known to everyone as Teri, on August 28, 1974, in Miami, Oklahoma. Dwight worked at Unit Rig for over 25 years until he retired. After retirement from Unit Rig, Dwight and Teri moved to Blackburn in 1994, where they have continued to reside. During his time in Blackburn, Dwight began ranching and raising cattle.
Dwight always enjoyed going to car shows and working and building hot rods. Dwight is described as a great son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. Dwight also took care of and maintained the Blackburn Cemetery for many years. However, he always loved being around his family and being a father figure to many.
Survivors are his wife Teri of the home, daughter Debra McCombs of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, one sister Gail Moreino of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, his son Brian Varnell, siblings Ildie, Perry, Ruby, Betty, Tony and an infant grandson Ronnie.
A gathering will be held at the Blackburn Cemetery Chapel Saturday 1:00 pm August 27, 2022. Burial will be held in Blackburn Cemetery. Chapman-Black Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Friends and family may visit Dwight's online guest book and memorial page at www.chapman-black.com.
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