Carroll Clyde Varner
Carroll Clyde Varner
  • March 12, 1930 - May 8, 2015
  • Siloam Springs, Arkansas

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Carroll Clyde ("CC") Varner passed away peacefully on May 8, 2015 at the Washington Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his brother Herb and sister in law Pat of Highfill, son Bruce of Antioch, Illinois, daughter Gail and son in law Robert Holman of Siloam Springs, and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

CC was born in Vaughan on March 12, 1930 to Eldon (Buck) Varner and Opal Varner (nee Powell). He and Herb had a younger brother Dennis, deceased in 1970. CC graduated high school in Hiwassee, is a University of Arkansas alum, and did post graduate work at Texas Christian University. He was married to Betty Jean Varner (nee Stevens) of Gravette until her death in 2009.

CC was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Drill Instructor and a Demolitions Engineer for the United States Army. He attended the University on the GI Bill. After graduation, he took a job with Conoco Oil and had assignments in Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Law, and then began his second career in municipal finance. He served with the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and retired as Director of Finance for the City of Las Vegas, Nevada. He remained active in local politics after retirement, serving on the Lone Mountain CAC in Las Vegas, as well as the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. He was also a skilled poker player, known simply as "CC" throughout the poker rooms in Las Vegas.