John Richard Garner
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 6, 1930
  • Date of passing: May 2, 2014
Let the memory of John be with us forever

John Richard Garner, 83, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at his home.

A native of Granville County, the son of the late William Bryan and Margaret Lyon Garner. He was a member of Creedmoor United Methodist Church and retired from the Army National Guard and J.R. Tire and Automotive Inc.

Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Monday, May 5th, 2014 at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor by Rev. Jared Hanson and Dr. Everett France.

Surviving are his wife of sixty-two years, Sue Dove Garner of the home, a daughter, Linda Garner Phillips (J.C. Phillips, Jr.) of Chapel Hill, a son, Randy W. Garner (Pam) of Creedmoor, a granddaughter, Katie T. Garner of Mebane, and a grandson, Zack R. Garner of Greensboro. He was preceded in death by two sisters; Emma Lou Garner and Frances Garner Jones and a brother, William Bryan Garner, Jr.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Creedmoor United Methodist Church, 214 Park Ave., Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.

Visitation will be Monday, May 5th, 2014 from 12:30 – 1:30 at Creedmoor United Methodist Church and at other times the home.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by charlonia weaver on 6th May 2014

"Randy & Family...We were so shocked & saddened to learn about Mr.Garner's death. He was such a wonderful & kind man. I can remember all the times of coming to JR Automotive all way back to when our daughter was just a little girl. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this terrible loss."

This tribute was added by Doug Vaughan on 6th May 2014

"So sorry for the passing of John. I served with him in the NC National Guard. I went to school with Randy. God bless your family during this time.  Psalm 23"

This tribute was added by pat moulton on 3rd May 2014

"John will live in my heart forever. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. His sense of humor was wonderful. When Ray fell off our dock, clothes, tools and all it made his day. I am so glad he saw it. He laughed about it for days. He used to amuse us all on the Fourth of July by playing marches loudly while Ken Diller marched around with the flag. I will miss you, my friend."

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