WATCH LIVE: Funeral Services for Abilene Police Officer

Editor's note: Officer David Varner's funeral services will be streamed live at www.BigCountryHomepage.com/live beginning at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Traffic is expected to come to a "complete standstill" after an Abilene Police Officer is laid to rest Tuesday morning.

Officer David Varner passed away Friday after a long battle with colon cancer.  He had served with the Abilene Police Department for 31 years.

Officer Varner's funeral services will take place at Southern Hills Church of Christ on the 3600 block of Buffalo Gap Road beginning at 10:00 a.m..

A funeral procession will follow before graveside services at the Elmwood Cemetery.

"The escort will go south from the church down Buffalo Gap Road (in front of Mall) to Rebecca Lane, then west on Rebecca to 277, then north on 277 and back east to Elmwood," according to a notice from the Abilene Police Department.

The notice says that "due to the time of the service and the sheer amount of people attending, and the nature of funerals, we expect the section of Buffalo Gap Road from Southern Hills to Rebecca and through to US 277 to be at a complete standstill for 20 minutes or possibly more tomorrow after the service and on the procession route."

Anyone who wishes to take part in Officer Varner's visitation is invited to Southern Hills Monday night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 


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