Obituary for Staff Sergeant Darrell Dean Garner, US Army, Ret.
- Name: Staff Sergeant Darrell Dean Garner, US Army, Ret.
- Home Town: Supply
- Date of Death: 03/29/2019
- Birth Place: Seagrove, NC
- Birth Date: 02/05/1939
- Service Date: 04/04/2019 at 02:00 PM
- Service Place: Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel, Shallotte.
Staff Sergeant Darrell Dean Garner, US Army, Ret., 80, of Supply, passed away on Friday, March, 29, 2019.
A son of the late Elmer and Annie Garner, He was born in Seagrove, NC on February 5, 1939. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Todd Garner; and two brothers, John David Garner and Homer Ray Garner.
Darrell joined the US Army at the young age of 17 and he proudly devoted more than 20 years of service, serving three tours in Vietnam and three tours in Germany. He was married to the love of his life, Clara on October 19, 1957 and they had three sons together. He enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting and fishing. He loved his children, grandchildren, and the many furry companions he had over the years. Darrell was a hard worker, and full of integrity.
Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Clara; sons, Wayne Garner and wife, Wrena, of Gatlinburg, TN, Michael Garner and wife Deanna of Supply; grandchildren, Daniel and wife Melinda, Lauren, Danielle, and Kaitlin; and great grandchildren, Caleb and Ian.
A memorial service with military honors will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 2:00pm in Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel in Shallotte.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made in Darrell’s name to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Online condolences can be made at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
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