He is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and is the son of the late Carlton Leon and Lalla Griffith Garner Sr. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Garner.
He attended 1st United Methodist Church in Tullahoma, was a US Navy Veteran, serving in the Korean War and was a retired Engineer at A.E.D.C. and was a graduate of North Carolina State University.
The family request that memorial donations be made to First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by 3 daughters, Janet Cunningham of Tullahoma, Mari Jane Garner of Hillsboro, Sharon (Clay) Thomas of Lynchburg, grandchildren, Allison and Ryan Cunningham, Erin and Katie Thomas, brother in law, Bill (Sylvia) Caldwell of Charlotte, NC and sister in law, Ann Garner Watrous of Ashville, NC.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday, from 10:00AM until 11:00AM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00AM in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel.
A Private Family Burial will be held at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.