Seth Thomas Garner, age 29, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021.

 Seth was born in Moore County on September 7, 1992 to Frankie and Vicki Thomas Garner. He was a 2013 graduate of North Moore High School. He attended Union Grove Baptist Church , where he was a member of the Prayer Warriors Sunday school class. Seth had a heart of gold,  loved everyone and was kind beyond measure. Seth brought smiles to faces and touched the hearts of every person he met. His happiness and love of life was contagious. He is remembered by his family and friends as a “walking ray of sunshine.”  A true best friend to everyone. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jackie Thomas and Shirley Thomas.

He is survived by his parents, Frankie and Vicki Garner, his brother, Clay Garner of the home, and his Grandparents, Larry and Judy Garner of Seagrove.

A private family service will be held at Union Grove Baptist Church, with Dr. Ron Chaney officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A Public Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P O Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Garner family.

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  1. We are so very sorry for you loss. Wish words could help but please know that we care about you and will hold you in our prayers. God’s loving arms around you, Patton, Donna & Morgan Brewster

  2. So sorry for your loss. Seth was a blessing to everyone he came in contact with. I know he will be missed by a lot of people but not near as bad as he will be missed by his family. At least you can rest assured that he is with his heavenly father and he is taking very good care of him. Love you guys and we will continue to be praying for you in the coming days.

  3. Frankie, Vicki, & Clay, We are so sorry for the loss of Seth. We can’t begin imagine what you are going through. Just know we are praying for all of you during this time. I’ll always remember that beautiful smile Seth had and he would always tell me when he was at North Moore how pretty Kendra was and she was his friend and give her a big hug. We are here if you need anything. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

  4. I will continue to pray for your family during this extremely difficult time… I understand your pain and heartache and my heart breaks for you all… Eternal Life for Seth, because he believed.. What a wonderful gift to know you WILL see him again….

  5. We are so very sorry for your loss. We have heard such wonderful stories about Seth. God bless you all.
    Jack & Angie Williams

  6. We are so sorry. Seth was a sweet and thoughtful person, he had a sweet sweet heart
    We are praying for you all❤️🙏🙏

  7. Prayers for your family!! I will truly miss seeing him go down the hallway at church to go to his Sunday school class. It brings a smile to my face to think about him saying Gray Charles.

  8. A Sweet Soul that Always had a smile on his face and put a smile on yours… Gone too soon! Never forgotten! Jacky & I Love this Young man with All our hearts… Prayers of comfort for the family and heart hugs sent to ALL of you!

  9. There are no words to say how sorry we are that this world has lost Seth! We love y’all so much and are praying for you!

    Sandy and Farrell Hussey

  10. I know there is no words that can ease your pain, but God is right beside all of you to help you through this sad time. Sending you all hugs and prayers.

  11. So sorry for you all have to go through this loss. May God keep his arms around you Vickie and Frankie. Sending prayers .

  12. Our hearts are breaking as we know yours are broken! We’re praying for you all and we’re so sorry for your loss!

    Randal & Audrey Thompson

  13. Seth was such a blessing to know and love. I have special memories of him at Westmoore. Every time he saw me he would give me a high five and say “What’s up Mrs. Frye” He always had a smile on his face. Im sure Brenda Ritter was one of the first to greet him when he entered Heaven! Praying for God’s comfort, strength and grace for your family.

  14. May fond memories of Seth bring everyone comfort during this hard time. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the entire family.

    Michael and Andrea Cagle

  15. I’m so sorry. May God give y’all comfort, peace and strength during this time and in the days ahead. Y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love y’all.

  16. We always will remember Seth’s huge heart, happy smile and deep love for family and friends. We are thinking of you all and sending you wishes for hope and healing.

  17. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. I know from the comments that Seth was such a sweet fellow and loved by everyone. May God bless all the family with love and strength to endure this difficult time. Please know that your friends are surrounding you with prayers. Love and prayers from Ann Cranford.❤️

  18. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Kim Mason and Leo Jolly

  19. So sorry to hear this. I remember seeing Seth in school and yes he always greeted you with a warm and friendly smile he was such a sweet person. Praying God sends peace to his family. Lots of love goes out to his parents and brother Clay.

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