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Henry Paul Garner

March 6, 2013


Henry Paul Garner, 89, Glasgow, passed away March 6, 2013. He was the son of the late Herdis Lee and Lela Mae Garner. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Lee and Jimmy Garner, along with an infant sister Virginia.

In 1945, Pfc Henry Garner was awarded the Bronze Star due to outstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy. He was with his battalion which captured Kesternick, Germany. Henry Paul served with the Medic Division, 311th Infantry Regiment, Second Battalion.

On May 18, 1946, Henry and Emma Byrd Garner were married. They were married for the next 59 years, until Emma’s death. They were parents of three children, Henrietta Garner Smith, Brenda Coats and husband Joe, and Robbie Dale Garner. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Kristie Hendricks and husband Sam, Wesley Paul Smith and wife Debra, and Donnie Aaron Smith all of Glasgow; Alex Coats and wife Cindy of St. Augustine, FL, Payton and Mallory Garner of Bowling Green, KY; nine great-grandchildren, Emmalee Smith, Bethany Lickteig and husband Jerry, Christopher Jessee, Joshua, Tyler, Brittany, and Hunter Smith, Rileigh and Ryder Coats; one great-great-grandson, Xavier James Lickteig; several nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Emogene Button Garner, his present wife, also survives along with several step-children and their families.

His request was to have a graveside service for family and friends. That service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens with Bro. Ray Woodie conducting the service. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

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11 Entries for Henry Paul Garner

  1. Martha Crow says:

    Henrietta, I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. Will be praying for you and the family. God Bless.

  2. Becky Davis says:

    Henrietta, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I will be praying for you and your family. May God hold all of you during this time. Love you. Becky

  3. Mike & Becky Lee says:

    Henrietta, Brenda, and Robbie our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Mayoma, and Linda send their prayers too.

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  5. Jeanette Combest Vaughn says:

    Henrietta,Brenda, Robbie..Im so sorry about your Dad.He was a sweet kind soul that came in to our lives that i grew to Love .and he will be grately missed.

  6. Betty Gunnels says:

    Will be praying for your families during this sad time. Have many good memories of Henry and Emma and Mama and Daddy and us girls doing things together when we were young.

  7. Marcella Crawhorn Smith says:

    I was very sad to hear of the passing of Henry…..He was a very kind man and a wonderful neighbor to my mom…..I pray God will wrap each of you in his loving arms as only HE can do…..May he give you peace and comfort….

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