Clyde Albert Garner, 94, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on February 11, 2019.

A Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Pine Rest Cemetery, Robbins, NC, with Reverend Quint Dunlap officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Tabernacle United Methodist Church.

Clyde was a native of Moore County, born March 27, 1924 to James Thomas and Mattie Brewer Garner. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, 3rd Armored Division, during World War II. He welcomed every opportunity to share his accounts of the 3rd Armored campaigns from Normandy, through the Battle of the Bulge, to the end of the War.

After his military service, Clyde returned to Moore County and married Hester Rouse. They moved to Winston-Salem, where he worked for McLean Trucking Company for 33 years.  He enjoyed his retirement years spent with the three most important people in his life, his wife, daughter and granddaughter.

Clyde is survived by his wife of 67 years, Hester; daughter: Candace Baskett and husband Michael; granddaughter: Jordan Baskett, the Light of his life, all of Raleigh and a special niece, Patricia Garner, of Winston-Salem.   

Clyde was a member of Union Cross Moravian Church, 4295 High Point Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or Wreaths Across America,

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Garner Family

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  1. Uncle Clyde, always admired you and loved you.A quiet and gentle soul you have been. Always respected and Keith and I appreciated your military service to our country.. Uncle Clyde you will be missed and always remembered as a man of peace.- 
    The Fam

  2. Mrs. Garner, Candy, Mike, an Jordan, I am so sorry for you loss of a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. What a wonderful legacy he leaves in the lives of his family. May you feel God’s comfort through the love and prayers of friends. ‘Be Still, A

  3. I did not know Mr. Garner, I just wanted to honor his service to our country and offer my condolences to his family. May you feel the love of Christ at this time.

  4. Clyde was a special person. He was a gentleman in every respect and was loved by all who met him. His love for Hester, Candy and Jordan was always obvious, and in every way exemplified his role as husband, father and Papa. He will be missed, but you have

  5. At times like these we need the most comfort. The Bible informs us who provides the best comfort found in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 ‘Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,who comforts us

  6. Uncle Clyde was the warmest, kindness man I ever knew. He was more like a dad to me for many years. I loved him so very much. He would do anything he could for you at all times. He loved the Lord and his family.
    He will be missed lots but he will nev

  7. Candy, Mike and Jordan, my thoughts prayers are with you during this difficult time. I pray for your comfort, strength and peace. – God bless you!

  8. Clyde was a very quiet person who was very proud of his family and loved his friends. I will always remember all of the years that I was given to know him. Rest In Peace.

  9. We really enjoyed spending time with Clyde at McDonalds in Kernersville. It was fascinating to hear him talk about his time in the Army. Most people only know about the war from the news but Clyde could tell about it from a first hand account. We sure wil

  10. We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Garner was always so kind and spoke everywhere we ever ran into him. He loved his family so much. He was truly an example for everyone that knew him.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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