Richard Gene Varnum, 52, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Friday, June 5, 2009, in Nashville. Mr. Varnum grew up in Port St. Joe, Florida, and graduated from Port St. Joe High School in 1976. He served in the U.S. Army.He is survived by his parents, Billie G. and Louise Varnum, of Nashville, Tennessee; two sisters, Sandra Hart and her husband, Randy, of Atlanta, TX, and Tanya Varnum of Cleveland, TN; several aunts and uncles including Janie and Doug Pelt of Clarksville and Sible Firestone of Bristol; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 8, in the Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jeff Ward officiating. Interment followed in New Shiloh Cemetery near Altha. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449 or online at www.adamsfh.com).