Edward Vernon Garner 84, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC.

 

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Reverend David Woodhouse and Reverend Edwin Moore officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with Military Honors. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1 PM and following the service in the Smyrna Family Life Center.

 

Vernon was a native of Moore County.  He loved the outdoors, working as a farmer and the sawmill business.  He also worked in the textile industry for many years. He served in the United States Army.  Vernon served on the Cemetery Committee for Smyrna United Methodist Church until his death and the Moore County Farm Bureau Board for over 30 years.  Vernon enjoyed hunting, especially quail and deer hunting with dogs.  He was a son on the late Sam and Rona Garner and  was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Garner, sister: Gladys Spivey; brothers: Paul, Garland and Calvin Garner.

 

Vernon is survived by wife of 62 years Betty Brewer Garner; sons: Keith Garner and wife Sarah; Alvin Garner and wife Jenny; Ronnie Garner and wife Jennifer; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren..

 

The body will lie in state at Kennedy Funeral Home on January 25, 2017 beginning at 2 PM.

 

Memorials may be made to Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 203 Smyrna Church Road, Robbins, NC 27325 .

 

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Garner Family.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com

 

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  1. So sorry to hear about Vernon. I always will remember him for our pig pickings. We never could have done them without him and Betty.

  2. So sorry to hear the news…our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May the precious memories comfort you in the difficult days ahead.

  3. We’re so saddened to hear about your dear loss. Please know you’re in our thoughts, prayers & close to our hearts. We’re here for ya’ll if there’s anything we can do in any way. We love ya’ll. –

  4. Betty and Family – so sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. I know you will miss him so much but he is at Rest and Peace in God’s Heavenly home. What a great time he and Eli Ritter must be having. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  5. BETTY AND FAMILY. SO SORRY TO HEAR OF VERNONS DEATH, HE WAS A GOOD MAN, I HAVE ENJOY KNOWNING HIM THRU MOORE COUNTY FRM BUREAU.. HE WAS A QUITE PERSON, ALWAYS HAD A SMILE FOR EVERYONE.

  6. So sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. He was a good man and we thought a lot of him and know that you will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and the days ahead.

  7. Dear Alvin,Jenny and family,

    Some how Glenn missed the obit. about your daddy’s passing…We just learned today from a pastor where Glenn preached this morning…He then looked at the sad news on line. We were so saddened to learn of the loss of you

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