John T. Varner, 73, New Florence, passed away March 3, 2020 at home, with his loving wife by his side. Born October 5, 1946 in Pittsburgh the son of the late Dr. Winter T. and Jane E. (Luther) Varner. Also preceded in death by aunt Alice Brookhart. Survived by wife Patricia J. (Homan) Varner. Daughters Annette Benson and husband Eric, Cairo, WV; Darlene Shaw and husband John, Mount Pleasant; Valerie Werbeck and husband Warren, Mocksville, NC. Grandchildren Avery, Noble & Miles Benson; Michelle & Michael Werbeck. Great-grandchild Joziah Frederick Benson. Life long drag racer who enjoyed all aspects of the sport. Also enjoyed traveling with his motor home and going to Johnstown Chiefs hockey games. John was a retired employee of Lehigh Specialty Melting and Standard Steel in Latrobe. He also drove bus for Krise Bus Lines and Tri-County Transportation in the United School District. Friends received Monday, March 16, 2020 from 6 – 8 PM, and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier Street, New Florence where funeral service will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.