Norman D. Varner

April 11, 1951 - November 24, 2019
Norman D. Varner

Norman Dean Varner, 68, passed into eternal rest on November 24, 2019. He was born to the late Arden and Lucy Varner on April 11, 1951.

Norman is survived by his loving wife, Karen Grace Varner; son, Robert Varner (Leah); step-sons, Jason Salaj (Laura), Jacob Salaj (Robert Diaz-Arrastia); step-daughter, Megan Salaj (Jonathan ReCasino); brother, Paul Varner (Shirley) and grandchildren, Sarah Varner, Austin Smith, Conner Salaj, Zoey Salaj, Chloe Salaj, Aeryn Smith, Dean Varner and Calleigh Salaj.

Norman served his country and his community with honor. He first proudly served in our United States Navy during Vietnam and after serving there he then joined the Army Reserves while subsequently serving as a Police Officer with Hampton City Police Department from which he retired.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, part of the Patriot Guard, loved riding his Harley Motorcycle, was an avid reader, but most importantly was the joy he found spending time with his family. He especially loved spending time with his Angels on earth, his grandchildren.

Norman was a man of insurmountable faith. He turned to God in his darkest and brightest hours and had faith in HIS plan.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hampton, VA on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 9:00am. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to a cause that was dear to his heart, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society via the “ Leave a Legacy Donate” link below.


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  • November 26, 2019
    Carol Sipos lit a candle:
    Lit since November 26, 2019 at 11:15:36 PM

  • November 26, 2019
    Aunt Helen & Uncle Don says:
    Karen, Don & I are so saddened by you and your family's loss of Norm. We also feel his loss deeply and will miss Norm so much. We loved him. May he rest in peace. Love to you all.

  • November 26, 2019
    Pam Davey says:
    Deepest sympathies to you and Norm’s family. Hope he meets Mike. Much love.

  • December 01, 2019
    Cindy Castillo HPD says:
    I am sorry for everyone's loss. Norm was a man of few words but when you got him going it was fun to listen to his stories. He was a family's man and an excellent police officer, Lieutenant. For those who knew him keep the fun memories. May he RIP

  • March 18, 2020
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