Joshua Lucas Varnadore, 33, of Atlanta, died Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Atlanta. Josh was born Jan. 28, 1980 in Ware County and had lived in Fulton County for the past 14 years. He served as the Pirate Mascot 1997, and was a member of ACCHS Chorus and Show Choir and Cobb County Show Choir. Josh lived his life passionately, loved his God, family and friends and never knew a stranger. He always found the good in every person he met, and was an encourager, with a big smile and a loud and infectious laugh. Josh strived to make a difference and he did. He was the richest man we have known. Joshua was preceded in death by a maternal uncle, Dent Nelson.
Survivors include his mother, Elesa Nelson Varnadore of Baxley; his father, Roger Ezra Varnadore of Vidalia; one sister and brother-in-law, Christy and Luke Schuster of Douglasville and one brother, Caleb Varnadore.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at the First Baptist Church. Interment followed in Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at 1539 Bethesda Church Road, Carrollton, Georgia 30117.
Dr. Tommy Jordan and the Rev. Keith Alderman officiated. Eulogy was given by Ezra Varnadore.
Active pallbearers were Eric Roberts Farrar, Jayson Powell, Rafael Williams, Luke Schuster, Caleb Varnadore, Zeth Thomas, Seth Stubbs and Jonathan Law.
Honorary pallbearers were Blake Cohen, Austin Cohen, ACHS Class of 1998, and the staff of La Campagnola Restaurant.
Remembrances may be made to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – AFLAC Cancer Center, 1405 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30302.
Music was by David Williams.
Arrangements were under the directions of Swain Funeral Home.