Mr. Garner died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, following a sudden illness.
Born Nov. 12, 1940, in Clarkesville, he was the son of the late J.D. and Ione Taylor Garner. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, B.J. Garner and Dale H. Garner.
Mr. Garner retired from Habersham EMC, having started his career as a lineman and retired as a manager. After he retired, he worked for nine years at a gift shop at Unicoi State Park; he also served with Habersham County Auxiliary for six years and volunteered with Sharing and Caring for a number of years. Mr. Garner was a veteran of the United States Navy, having proudly served his country with two tours during the Vietnam conflict. Mr. Garner was member of Stonepile Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Phyllis Harvey of Holiday, Fla.; sisters, Barbara Garner Wood of Demorest, Carol Garner Kimbrell of Cornelia, Betty Garner Ferguson of Cleveland, Kathy Garner Clark of Alto; grandchildren, Caleb Naumann and Kiel Naumann, both of Palm Harbor, Fla., Rachel Naumann of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; special niece and nephew, Denise Gailey and Shane Wood; a number of other nieces and nephews; and the love of his life, Carol Dill of Cornelia.
Memorials made to a church or a charity of one’s choice.
Those wishing to express online condolence to the Garner family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
Friday, September 20, 2013