Blaine Alan Varner, 59, husband of Kristen Manno Varner, 50, died Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter surrounded by his family. Born in Midland, Michigan, he was a son of Earl Marvin Varner and the late Helen Fitak Varner.
Blaine was a member of St. Anne & St. Jude Roman Catholic Church.  He was a Physician Assistant at Tandem Health and a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Surviving are his wife along with his father; two sons, Rian Varner and Zachary Varner; two daughters, Bethany Newell (Caleb) and Emma Frank; one brother, Ricky Varner; two sisters, Renay Baker (Larry) and Cyndi Bixler (Robert); two grandchildren, Banks Newell and Cassidy Newell; and a host of loving family members.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 31, at 1 p.m. at St. Anne & St. Jude Roman Catholic Church. Blaine’s brother, Fr. Ricky Varner, will be officiating with Fr. Giovannie Nunez, CRM.
In lieu of flowers, to honor Blaine’s passionate work to help others, the family welcomes donations to the National Alliance on Mental Health,, or Catholic Charities Diocese of Charleston,
Online condolences may be sent to
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements; (803) 775-9386.