The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


August 16, 2013

Earl Garner

Services for Earl Garner, 80, of Elkhart, were held at 1 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster Chapel with the Rev. Bill Garner officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.

Mr. Garner passed away Wednesday at his residence.  

He was born July 13, 1933 in Maydelle to William and Cassie Williams Garner. He was a 32nd degree Mason and retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice — Institutional Division as a maintenance supervisor. He was a welder for many years and an avid fiddle player.

Mr. Garner was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Frances Garner; daughter, Mollie Warren; sister, Helen Clark; and brothers, Pearl and Doris Garner.  

He is survived by daughter, Kathy Starkey and husband Sandy of Palestine; son, Ed Garner and wife Terry of Palestine; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Sandy Starkey, Cody Meredith, Clay Meredith, Kenneth Keen, Rashad Mims and Mark Kirkwood.

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