Let the memory of Herb be with us forever
  • 84 years old
  • Born on November 9, 1928 in Philadelphia, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on April 27, 2013 in San Diego, California, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Herbert Garner 84 years old , born on November 9, 1928 and passed away on April 27, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2018
Happy Birthday, Daddy. I miss you every single day. I think of you when I hear classic country & western music, I think of you when I'm bumbling through trying to build something, wishing I would have inherited your skill. When I make a mistake, I say, "Damn it, Garner!" with a wink to you. I think of you singing while you were building things...I sing too if there's no one around. I think of you when I see a little red truck and I cherish the memories of waiting for you to come home. I used to say, "What did you bring me, Daddy?" Sometimes it was a stick of Wrigley's Doublemint gum, sometimes it was a box of treasures abandoned by someone moving. but truly, you brought me values and strength that define who I am. You will always be with me because I am made of you...but I so miss having you here to see and talk to. Thank you for being a wonderful daddy. I love you.
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 27th April 2018
I think about you more than often, and I wish you were here to make me laugh and smile again. I love you very much, and miss you every day. I cannot believe it has been so long since your body left us, but I glad we still have your love and spirit. XOXO
Posted by Lynn Garner on 27th April 2018
Dear Daddy, I think of you and miss you every day. Yesterday I was driving through a farming town and at a gathering place, there was a sign that said "Fish Fry." I wish we could have a fish fry this summer. Many simple things remind me of you...a cast-iron skillet reminds me of your amazing fried potatoes. No one makes them like you did! Thank you for all the happy memories and for being my daddy. I will never stop missing you and loving you with all my heart.
Posted by Bonnie Roper on 27th April 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Uncle Herb.I miss you so much.He hated Willie Nelson with a passion.One New Years Eve when mom and dad and Betty and Jim were here my husband Mike with a push from Aunt Betty called him saying they were taking donations for Willie's taxes starting yelling at Mike not knowing who he was until Mike stopped him.We all laughed so hard we were crying.Even Herb.Miss you Herb
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 27th April 2017
I remember this day all too well, and I wish it hadn't come. I have missed you in my life so much, and there is so much I wish I could tell you. I love you with all my heart and I feel blessed to have you watching over me every day.
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 9th November 2016
Happy birthday Grandpa. You were the greatest person on earth to me. I hope your spending your special day doing all the things you love to do. I love you very much and think of you everyday.
Posted by Chris Barr on 9th November 2016
Happy birthday grandpa! Miss you greatly! Always think a light you when I'm out on the lake
Posted by Evan Liberty on 9th November 2016
Happy Birthday Herb! You are missed by many on this day. Thank you for all you did during your life and all the help you've provided since. Loving you and your family, Evan
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2016
Happy birthday, Daddy, I love you. You are always in my thoughts and I will always be grateful for having a father like you. Today I will try to crack a walnut in your honor--there are several rolling around on our driveway. I think I'll need your help from heaven! I miss you terribly.
Posted by Eiko Garner on 9th November 2016
Happy birthday, Herb...... missing you. Eiko
Posted by Mike Carter on 9th November 2016
We'll never forget you , Herb. We think of you often.
Posted by Mary Ann Garner on 9th November 2016
Happy birthday Daddy, miss you forever, love you always. ❤️❤️❤️ Mary Ann
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 10th June 2016
Been thinking about you more the past few days. Being in Illinois made me feel close to you. Wish I could have driven to your old house. Love you every day grandpa!
Posted by Mary Ann Garner on 27th April 2016
Missing you today and always love Mary Ann
Posted by Chris Barr on 27th April 2016
Miss you grandpa
Posted by Eiko Garner on 27th April 2016
Thinking of you, Herb, Missing you and Mark.
Posted by Lynn Garner on 27th April 2016
My dear Daddy, I think about you every day and miss you very much❤️
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 27th April 2016
I know you are watching over me, and I work hard to make you proud. I love you grandpa.
Posted by Mary Ann Garner on 9th November 2015
Happy birthday Daddy, missing you today and always. Love Mary Ann
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 9th November 2015
Happy Birthday Grandpa. I love you very much and think about you every day. I hope you have the best fish fry for dinner.
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2015
Happy birthday daddy. I miss you and love you very much.
Posted by Chris Barr on 27th April 2015
Thinkin of you grandpa, hope your catchin some nice fishies up there.
Posted by Mary Ann Garner on 27th April 2015
Missing you today and alway. Love forever Mary Ann
Posted by Pat Doyle on 27th April 2015
Many fond memories of our time with you. Our prayers - Pat & Ken
Posted by Ken Fettig on 27th April 2015
Herb was such a great friend and so proud of his family. I like to think he and Ken are having a great fishing trip along with lots of laughs. Judy Fettig
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 8th April 2015
"Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy, and celebration. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation." I read this on a card today, and couldn't help but to think of you. Love you very much Grandpa!
Posted by Eiko Garner on 11th November 2014
Thinking of you, Herb.
Posted by Mary Ann Garner on 9th November 2014
Happy Birthday Daddy, Not a day goes by without thoughts of you. Love forever Mary Ann
Posted by Chris Barr on 9th November 2014
Happy birthday grandpa! Catch one for me :)
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 9th November 2014
Happy Birthday Grandpa! Miss you so much. I hope you are having a fish fry and some frog legs today.?
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2014
Happy birthday daddy. I love you and miss you very much.
Posted by Mike Carter on 9th November 2014
Herb, I think of you every day. I cherish the memories we had fishing (you taught me all I know) and working together on the cars, yards, and houses. Yesterday, I wore a pair of the overalls you gave me. This time of year they come in handy.
Posted by Lynn Garner on 27th April 2014
I miss you very much, Daddy. I worked in the garden today and wanted to send you a picture--I hope you can see it from where you are. I love you.
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 27th April 2014
A year ago today my heart broke. You hold a special place in my heart Grandpa, and I will never forget you. Love you very much.
Posted by Ken Doyle on 11th November 2013
Oh, those days pass so quickly when Bob and Herb and I would spend the day working on cars in the driveway. Then to the beer tapper to refresh ourselves and break out the guitar. What a beautiful way to waste the afternoon.
Posted by Mary Ann Garner on 9th November 2013
Happy Birthday Daddy, six months seems a lifetime, will miss you forever. Love forever Mary Ann
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 9th November 2013
Happy birthday grandpa. I hope you enjoy the flowers we brought to you today, the peaceful sounds of the birds in the trees, and the rumble of the frogs (or as you may call it dinner) in the puddles. I love you so much, and hope you enjoy your day.
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2013
Hi Christopher--I'm pretty sure grandpa was out there with you : ) When you think of him while you're fishing, he joins you in spirit. Look for the signs.
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2013
So when tomorrow starts without me, Don’t think we’re far apart, For every time you think of me, I’m right here, in your heart.
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2013
You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true. Though there were times You did some things You knew you shouldn’t do. But you have been forgiven And now at last you’re free. So won’t you come and take my hand And share my life with me?”
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2013
When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, “This is eternity, And all I’ve promised you. Today your life on earth is past But here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last, And since each day’s the same way, There’s no longing for the past.
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2013
That this could never be, For emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did My heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through heaven’s gates I felt so much at home
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2013
The good ones and the bad, The thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday Just even for a while, I’d say good-bye and kiss you And maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized
Posted by Chris Barr on 9th November 2013
Happy Birthday Grandpa, I miss you so much and wish i could spend one more day with you, I went fishing yesterday and the only fish i caught was for you. The scenery was beautiful and the lake was calm. I wish you could have been out there with me. I love you
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2013
And that I’d have to leave behind All those dearly I love. But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye For all my life, I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die. I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do, It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays,
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2013
And each time you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That and angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand, And said my place was ready, In heaven far above
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2013
If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me I wish so much you wouldn’t cry The way you did today, While thinking of the many things, We didn’t get to say. I know how much you love me, As much as I love you,
Posted by Lynn Garner on 9th November 2013
Happy Birthday Daddy. I think of you often and miss you every day...I miss talking to you on Sundays and laughing together. I love you with all my heart. there's a special poem from the book, "Proof of Heaven," It'll take several tribute entries to post all of it When Tomorrow Starts Without Me When tomorrow starts without me, And I’m not there to see,
Posted by Stephanie Barr on 14th October 2013
I thought about you this morning as I was greeted by beautiful hummingbirds as I walked out my front door. I know you pay my house a visit every afternoon, and I enjoy it very much. Love you and miss you.
Posted by Velia Evans on 15th June 2013
Let the spotlight of grief draw you, your family and friends together in the circle of its Light. Time does help! Let Him comfort and strengthen you through His Word.

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