Visitation will be held forn 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Percy Beach will officiate the service.
Jerry was born on June 11, 1945, to Marcus Talmage and Laurel Dathner (McCoy) Vardaman in Empire, Ala. He was a lifelong resident of Bolivar County. He married Shirley Ann McPherson on November 25, 1965. The two settled in Cleveland in 1972 where they raised their four children. Mr. Vardaman was retired maintenance technician from Baxter Healthcare where he had worked approximately 25 years.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers; Milton, Ray, Larry and Dwight Vardaman and a sister Mary Jordan.
He is survived by daughters, Debbie Lynn Thompson of Boyle and Lisa Ann Sanchez of Cleveland; sons; Jerry Wayne Vardaman II of Brandon and Mark Allen Vardaman of Cleveland; a sister; Margaret Faye Mardis of Lake Village, Ark.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers are Jeremy Blake Vardaman, Dillon Jose' Montes, Larry Thompson, Taylor "Bubba" Thompson, Larry Tolivar, Mickey Vardaman, James Mardis, Jamie Weeks and Joshua Moseley.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN. 38105 or Mississippi Hearts Against AIDS at http://www.mississippihearts.org/
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