Willie A.  “Bill” Garner, 82,  passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Reverend Edwin Moore officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the Sanctuary and following the Committal, in the Smyrna Family Life Center.

Bill was a native of Moore County.  He was a graduate of Westmoore High School and retired from Builders First Choice after 46 years. He served his community as a Director for the Randolph Telephone Membership  Cooperative for 43 years. Bill loved the Lord and his family very much. He was active in his church as a member of the Choir and the United Methodist Men. Bill sang with his family for many years as a gospel quartet. He loved being outdoors, farming and vegetable gardening. Bill was a son of the late Oscar and Annie Williams Garner and was preceded in death by sisters: Beulah Williams, Marie Owens, Dorothy McNeill, Odessa Greene; brothers: Bud Garner, Cecil Garner, Henry Clay Garner.

Bill is survived by wife of 60 years Janelle; daughter: Robin Clark and husband Ricky; son: Rodney Garner and wife Cassandra; grandchildren: Allison and Erica Kennedy, Cole and Paige Garner; brother: Jimmie Garner; sister in law: Velna Garner  and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Health Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 203 Smyrna Church Road, Robbins, NC 27325

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Garner Family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com


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  1. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult loss. God is with you.
    Beth Hinson and Keith Mabe

  2. Bill was such a kind, thoughtful man. He loved and served the Lord faithfully. He will be dearly missed by so many, but especially by his family who have so lovingly cared for him the past few years.-  You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

  3. I have known Bill for many years he was my boss man for 10 years a good man to work for and also a good christen man you will be missed my friend till we meet again rest in peace

  4. So sorry to hear of his passing. We work together at asheboro concrete for many years. He was a good and honest man. Loved his family always talked about them

  5. Our loss is for sure Heaven’s gain. Our lives are truly blessed for having the gift of Bill Garner in it. So many wonderful memories of times at church.-  To hear Bill singing in either the choir or the Quartet would bring chills.-  Words do not do justic

  6. Mrs. Garner and family, We were saddened to learn of your loss of Mr. Garner. A kind , generous man and friendly to all he met. May God cradle you all in His loving arms during your grief and in the days to come. God bless you. We love you. Bruce and Kim

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