Robert Samuel “Bobby” Varner, Jr.

Robert Samuel “Bobby” Varner, Jr.

February 10, 2022, 80, Goldsboro –

Robert Samuel “Bobby” Varner, Jr., 80, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Wayne UNC Healthcare in Goldsboro.

Bobby was born in Wayne County to the late Robert Samuel Varner, Sr. and Bessie Kate Evans Narron on January 5, 1942. He retired from General Motors in Michigan after a successful career as chairman of the Employee Assistance Program.
Bobby’s passion was golf. If it was a beautiful day, he enjoyed being on the links sharing shots and laughter with his friends. He also enjoyed the opportunity to work on his crossword puzzles. Bobby was a hard-working man. He was the kind of man who was loyal to his family, who took great pride in caring and providing for them.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 17, 2022 in the Eastern Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery in Goldsboro with military honors.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rebecca Ann Varner; daughters, Valerie Ann and Amanda Leigh; grandchildren, Samantha, Logan, Parker and Madison; and a very special great-granddaughter, Annabelle Nicole.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patsy Norris.

Services are entrusted in the care of Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at