Kolton Lee Garner, 15, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020.

Kolton was a native of Moore County and a graduate of Highfalls School. He enjoyed school, where he liked making friends and helping his teachers. Kolton was very active with wrestling and football. He was named MVP for defensive player in football, received the “Colts Award” for an undefeated wrestling season and participated in the NC Wrestling Factory tournaments. Kolton was a loving son and brother. He was known to be caring, kind hearted; a “goodboy”. Kolton liked being outdoors; riding horses, playing in the mud on the ATV or working with his father. He was hardworking and liked to keep busy.

Kolton is survived by parents: Tommy and Tina Sanders Garner; sister: Kaitlin Leigh Garner; grandparents:Cheryl Keely Sanders, Curnie Garvin Sanders, Amanda Lee Garner, Robert Molesworth II; uncles: Curnie Brian Sanders (Jenny Fox), Robert Molesworth III, Bobby Minor; many cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Kolton’s Life will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Milliken Park, Robbins, NC. The family requests that if you have photos of Kolton that you would like to share, please bring them to the service. There will be a place to display them. Please label your photos so that they can be returned. Please bring a chair for your use at the service.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Garner Family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com


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    • So very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you all. May God bless you & comfort you during your times of need. Praying for you now & future.

  1. So saddened to hear about your dear loss. He was so well-liked & loved. Holding y’all close to our hearts & in our prayers.

    • Tommy and Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you find peace in this difficult time. We love you and you will be in our prayers.

  2. We are really sorry for your loss. It’s really saddened our hearts and souls. LOTSA love n prayers from our family.
    Cheyenne and Courtney send their love and prayers also.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time, my heart breaks for you. May God hold you close .

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Kolton’s passing. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  5. Tommy, Tina and Katlin, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed seeing him come in the office each day while waiting to take drivers ed

  6. This is the hardest thing to do
    I hav watched this lol boy grow
    Into a man…..respectful hard workin heart of gold
    A great kid gone to soon

  7. Tommy and family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet son! Please know that we pray for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Dan and Emily Tyndall

  8. So sorry for the loss of your son. May God give you peace and comfort at this most difficult time. We are praying for y’all 🙏❤️

  9. Tommy, Tina and family so sorry to hear of your loss your family will be in our prayers in the coming days during this most difficult time

  10. So sorry for your loss! Kolton had a contagious smile that will be missed by all that knew him. Continued love and prayers in the days ahead!

  11. Our hearts break with yours, and we are so deeply sorry for the loss of your son. You will all be in our prayers. May God bless you with comfort, strength and understanding. Love you all.

  12. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know so many care and hold you in our hearts and prayers. May God be with you.

  13. We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Kolton. His heart was pure. This world did not deserve him. My heart hurts for you. We think of you guys every single day. We are praying that your family will have peace and comfort. We love you all!

    • I am so sorry about Kolton. He always spoke to me at school and was kind and respectful. He will be missed. My thoughts are with his many friends and family.

  14. I was Kolton’s music teacher for several years and will never forget him. He was the type of kid that made a positive lasting impression. I am so sorry for your loss of such a kind and loving friend, son, brother, and more. You are in my prayers.

  15. Sorry yall are going thru such a heartbreak, may God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.

  16. So sorry. My prayers are with you all. Kolton was such a sweet boy. I loved talking to him on the bus in the afternoons.
    He always had some stuff to tell me.
    He will really be missed. May God comfort you during these days ahead.

  17. Thinking of you all and praying that God will give you strength and comfort. We love you.
    Travis and Lori Brewer Johnson
    Noah and Matthew

  18. Tommy, Tina and Kaitlin: Words cannot express how I feel about Kolton’s passing. I truly enjoyed getting to know him at school and chatting with him every day. I loved this country boy! He always had something to share with me! Praying for all of you and God’s blessings for the days ahead! He will be missed! Brenda Garner-Cassady

  19. I know Koltons sweet soul is in heaven and we will see him again someday. He can hear every word the Lord speeks to him clearly and I am sure shared that sweet smile with everyone. Mason lost a best friend, but will always treasure those ATV adventures, football achievements and I will always remember when Mason hurt his foot during a wrestling match and Kolton never left Mason’s side, and carrried Mason’s bookbag to the car for him. We are honored to call Kolton a dear friend and thankful to be a part of his life. Praying together, love you guys, Tommy, Tina & Katlyn.

  20. Mr. and Mrs. Garner, Kaitlyn and family,
    Kim and I are grieved at your loss of Kolton. Such a friendly, respectful and talented young man. Our prayers go out to you all. May God cradle you all in His loving arms now and in the days to come. We love you. God bless.

  21. Tina – Tommy & Family
    So sorry to hear about Kolten. Our hearts truly ache for you. Praying that God gives you comfort in the days ahead.
    P.O. & Sidney McNeill

  22. So sorry for your loss, we are praying that God will give you the strength and comfort you need to make it through these difficult times.
    Bryan and Cindy Monroe & family

  23. Tina and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. Praying for you today and the days ahead .💔🙏

  24. I am so sorry to hear this about Kolten, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this this ,may God wrap you both into his loving arms with his comfort and his ever lasting love. God Bless You both and the family..

  25. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May you find strength in these toughest of times

  26. We are so sorry to hear of this deep Too-soon loss. You are in our prayers and I hope you feel the comfort of God’s arms during this time.

  27. Your family will always be in my prayers today and for days to come. God has another angel with him and you will meet again someday! Love and prayers to all of you. 🙏🙏💕

    • You have my sympathy! Love and prayers for the entire family for comfort and peace!! May God bless all of you!! I am so very sorry!!

  28. Praying for strength and comfort for your family at this time. There are no words that can express how sorry I am for your family. May God comfort and wrap his loving arms around you during this terrible time.

    Katie and Rex Britt and family

  29. Tina,

    You and Tommy are in my prayers. Remember all the good times. You had a loving son, and it is obvious in all your pictures that he was happy! Y’all were great parents! Call me one day soon, we need to go on a road trip! I miss laughing with you!

    Love you bunches,


  30. Tina,

    I had a whole paragraph and didn’t save the message! You know how much I love you, and that’s all I really can say. I’m heartbroken for you and your family. The angels go to heaven quickly, God has made them perfect! Kolton was blessed with great parents! Please call me if you ever need anything.


  31. Gone Way too Young Kolton, RIP Little Buddy. Till we meet again, Vince Larsen’s Uncle Bob !! My Condolences & Prayers to Your Family..

  32. We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  33. Tommy & Tina (& Family)

    We knew Kolton for a shorter time than many but we knew his heart, his drive, his work attitude, his integrity, his strengths – and all these things made up the kind soul we know Kolton to be. Wrestling often reveals Character and you can be so proud of Koltons! You are wonderful parents. He was a good and decent young man and we are grateful he chose to be an Eagle.

    On behalf of the North Carolina Wrestling Factory Staff and Eagles,
    Joe VanCleave
    Cindy VanCleave

  34. Tommy, Tina and Family I am so sorry for the loss of your son HEAVEN has gained a new ANGLE he was loved very much and a good young man that is such a Blessing we will all see our loved ones one day . Praying for all of you God Bless, Dale and Nancy Brown

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