Forrest Edsel Garner, age 91, of Sanford, NC, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born in Roanoke, Virginia on September 29, 1928 to the late Benjamin Franklin Garner and Pearl Pickett Garner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Letchford Garner. Forrest retired from Allied Chemical in Hopewell, Virginia after many years of service. He was a member of Hunt Springs Baptist Church and Loyal Order of Moose. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
Forrest is survived by two sons, Steven Forrest Garner of Sanford and Daryl Edward Garner of Burlington; two sisters, Shirley Fulp of Virginia and Geraldine Piacente of Florida; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and by his constant and loyal companion, Buddy.
At Mr. Garner’s request, a memorial service will be held in Spring, 2020 in Roanoke, Virginia.