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Garner M. Houston

District 15 Community, TN

Garner M. Houston, age 72, of the District 15 Community, passed away on February 4, 2017 at the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House after a lengthy battle with ALS. He was born in Fayette County on February 25, 1944 to Talmadge Houston and Ruby Garner Houston. Garner was a well-known water well contractor for nearly 40 years. It was a career he enjoyed deeply.

After graduation from Fayette County High School in 1962, he went to work for Wilson Well Company which also had a grocery store. Garner started out as a butcher and store clerk manager before he moved over to the well company. He worked and managed it for a total of seventeen years. He enjoyed doing this kind of work so he opened his own company, Garner Houston Well Company, in 1978. He remained active until health problems in 2013 forced him to retire. He also served in the Army National Guard for seven years with a rank of E7.

He is survived by his wife of 50 1/2 years, Sue Parks Houston; his daughter, Zondra Houston of Somerville; his four grandchildren, Ragen, Reed, Rodney and Sierra; three great-grandchildren, Houston, Camryon and Caroline; two brothers, Joe and Donald; and one sister, Shelby. He was preceded by his father and mother, by his son, Elliot; brother, Lawrence; and two sisters, Bonnie and Inez.

A visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 8 at Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Parks Chapel Cemetery in the District 15 Community.

Memorials may be sent to the Parks Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Kay Pickett, 12140 S. Main Street, Somerville, TN 38068 or the ALS Association at www.ALSA.org.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 7, 2017
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