November 15, 1922 ~ April 22, 2013
Lacy Alton Garner 90, of Carthage died Monday, April 22, 2013 at the FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC, surrounded by his family.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Crossroads Baptist Church, with the Reverend Mike Holyfield officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with military honors.
Mr. Garner was a native of Moore County. Mr. Garner served in the United States Navy, during World War II. He was aboard the USS Edgecombe, Amphibious Attack Transport from January, 1945 to June, 1946. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Lacy was an avid farmer for 80 years, in addition he worked in the textile industry for 40 years at Carthage Fabrics and Milliken. He was a son of the late, William McLendon and Martha Cockman Garner and was preceded in death by siblings: Marvin Garner, Arthur Garner, Tracy Garner, Grace Jackson, Ella Mae Watson, Dossie Tappen and Cecil Sanders..
Lacy is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret Louise of the home; son: Lacy Garner, Jr. and wife Kathy Mayes, daughter: Wanda Garner Crenshaw and husband Edward, grandchildren: Aaron Garner and wife Jennifer, Zachary Garner and wife Mandy, Adam Crenshaw, Kristin Crenshaw, Michael Mayes, Matthew Mayes and wife Brittany, great-grandchildren: Andrew, Lawson, Elijah, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Natalie, Abigail, Noah and Colton.
Lacy also leaves behind, on the farm, his dogs: Sparky, Daisy, Jake and 14 cows.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd. Pinehurst, NC 28374.