The Richmond Register

Obituaries

November 29, 2013

Gerald Brooks Garner, 72

Richmond

RICHMOND — Gerald Brooks Garner, 72, of Richmond, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

He was born June 8, 1941, in Bath County, Kentucky, to the late Brooks Herman Garner and Almenia Nadine (Johnson) Garner Jones, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Dewey Jones.

Gerald was a retired wholesale hardware salesman with Orgill Brothers of Memphis, Tennessee, and had served in the U.S. Army. He coached numerous youth in the Richmond Little League for many years, and he loved to watch his grandchildren participate in extracurricular activities.

He was an avid fan of the University of Kentucky basketball program and was a member of the Richmond Elks Lodge, Red House Baptist Church, and he was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include: his wife, Linda “Penny” (Jones) Garner; three daughters, Jaime Garner, Shannon Garner Howe and Kimberly Richardson (and J.D.), all of Richmond; two sons, John Moseley (and Pam) of Lexington and Steven Garner (and Jeanne) of St. Croix, Virgin Islands; his grandchildren, Ashley Durham Bicknell, Lindsay Richardson Morgan, Kristen Richardson James, Darrin Pingleton, Trae Moseley, Emaleigh Ramsey, Alexa Stephens, Brook Howe, Jordan Moseley, Lakyn Weaver and Blake Weaver, as well as one great-grandson, Mason James. He also leaves a special niece and nephew, Tracey and Billy Weaver whom he considered as his own children.

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie “Butch” Pennington officiating.

Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Terry Charles, Tommy Hawkins, David Smith, Grover “Bob” Jones, Cliff Winkler and Mike Staton. Honorary pallbearers will beMason Griggs, Herb Lutz, Terry Meeks, Billy Weaver, J. D. Richardson, Darrin Pingleton, Trae Moseley, David James, Sean Morgan and Brandon Bicknell.

The family requests that in Lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital at PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

And the family wishes to thank Dr. Joshi for the care given to him at Baptist Health.

Condolences may be expressed at www.orpfh.com.

 

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