Graveside services for Allen Garner, age 69, of Lake Striker, are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Taylor Cemetery in Gallatin with Bro. David Sandford officiating. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Mr. Garner passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 at his home in Lake Striker. He was born September 8, 1946 in Jacksonville to Argie and Berta (Smith) Garner. He retired from Rusk State Hospital and was a member of the Branded by Christ Cowboy Church in Rusk. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister and brother-in-law, Geneva and Bo McDowell. Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Patsy Garner of Lake Striker; stepchildren, L.J. and Brandi Hassell of Bullard, James Hassell of Houston, Donna Mitchell, Julie Campbell and husband Jamie, Lisa Hall and husband Mark, all of Rusk; brother, Don Garner and wife Sally of Gallatin; grandson, Hunter Hassell; nephew, Don Garner, Jr. and wife Zana; and niece, Kendra Scarborough and husband Billy. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Ramey, Kenneth Jackson, Don Garner, Jr., Danny Francis, Steven Linkinhoker, A. V. Smith, Lawrence Smith, Larry Smith and the members of the Men’s Round Pen Bible Study. Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to Branded by Christ Cowboy Church, 5592 N. SH 110, Rusk, Texas 75785.
Published on  February 12, 2016