Gerry Miquel Garner Sr., 85, of Morehead City, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at his home.
Mr. Garner had 44 years of combined military and civil service having served in the US Army in Paris, France and retired from Cherry Point as a General Foreman with the Calibration Branch. He was one of the founders of the Newport Basketball Association and the 10K Road Race for the Newport Pig Cooking Contest. He dedicated his free time to mentoring and guiding the youth of the town of Newport. He was recognized by the town of Newport Jaycees and received the Distinguished Service Award for his mentorship of the youth. He was well known for running all over the county and competed in many marathons and as a team member of a triathlon.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Bogue Banks Baptist Church with Pastor Stephen Bath officiating.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ann L. Garner of Morehead City; two sons, Gerry Miquel Garner Jr. of Morehead City and Willard Garner of AR; daughter, Rosie Garner McNeill of Atlantic Beach; half-sister, Gail Guthrie of Newport, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gherman Garner; his mother and stepfather, Rosa and A.B. Garner; brother, Ronnie Garner; and half-brother, Bruce Edward Garner.
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Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.
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