Charles Ray Garner (84)

Ft. Myer, Florida
Birth: October 1, 1939
Death: March 11, 2024

Charles Ray Garner, 84, of Ft. Myers, Florida, died Monday, March 11, 2024, at Solarbron Family-first Senior Living in Evansville, Indiana. He was born October 1, 1939, in White County, Illinois, the son of Charles C. and Vella (Harvey) Garner. He was married to Margaret Ann (Maurer) Garner, on February 7, 1960, and she preceded him in death on December 9, 2022.

Charles was a member of the First Methodist Church in Carmi. He enjoyed gardening and traveling to Ft. Myers, Florida, to where he and Margaret eventually moved.

Survivors include son Charles Michael (Gloria) Garner of Crossville, Illinois ; daughter Diane Kay (Bill) Grunwald of Asheville, North Carolina; brother Danny Garner and Mary Lou Garner of Crossville; sister Lou Ann Ayer of Smyrna, Tennessee; grandchildren Charles Daniel (Jillian) Garner, Chirstine (Derek) Wissell, Jacquie (Stephen) Keener; and nine great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Visitation and funeral are Friday, MARCH 22, 2024, at Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois. Visitation is 10 am followed by funeral at 12 noon. Burial is in Kuykendall Cemetery near Carmi, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Riley’s Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel, 101 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, Illinois 62821.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois - Friday, MARCH 22, 2024 - 10 am - 12 noon
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois - Friday, MARCH 22, 2024 - 12 noon
Burial: Kuykendall Cemetery, Carmi, Illinois
Memorials: St. Jude Children's Hospital OR Riley's Children's Hospital, c/o Cook Funeral Chapel, 101 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, IL 62821

2 thoughts on “Charles Ray Garner”

  1. I have so many Wonderful Memories of my Brother from sitting in the floor in the bathroom talking to him as he was combing his beautiful black wavy hair getting ready for a date to riding on the tractor with him as he was disking the farmland and talking his head off to when we were real small, he said if you tell me what I am going to get for Christmas I will tell you what you are getting, I told him but he never told me. I could go on and on. What PRECIOUS Memories I have. He was WONDERFUL Brother and I Loved him very much, Lou Ann Ayer

  2. Dear Kay and Family,

    My condolences at the loss of your father. It is not easy at any age. Take care

    Todd Scott Crossville Class of 82.

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