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Franklin R. Garner

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Franklin R. Garner

Bloxom - Franklin R. Garner, 80, husband of Kathleen L. Garner, and a resident of Bloxom, VA, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on September 16, 1933 in Nansemond County, VA, he was the youngest son of the late Benjamin O. Garner and Ida Holland Garner.

Mr. Garner served four years in the United States Air Force and retired from the U.S. Postal Service with thirty-two years of service. After retiring, he enjoyed gardening and working a small farm in Accomack County, VA.

Other than his loving wife of fifty-six years, survivors include one daughter, Debra Garner Ricks of Sedley, VA, and one son, Larry Franklin Garner and wife Patricia H. Garner of Parksley, VA; three grandchildren, Sara D. Finney of Ivor, VA, Ryan Paul Ricks and wife Katie (U.S. Coast Guard), and Robert Franklin Ricks of Ivor; three great-grandchildren, Jocelyn Douglass Finney, Robert Tristan Labrecque, and Nicholas Paul Ricks.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Lucy White and Myrtle Jenkins; and four brothers, Benjamin, Robert, Russell, and Irvin Garner.

A memorial service will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m., with the Reverend Andrew Matthews and Mrs. Lucy Huffman officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Zion Baptist Church Social Hall. Interment will be private.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice on the Eastern Shore, 165 Market Street, Suite 3, Onancock, VA 23417, the , 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, or to the S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.



Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 26, 2014
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