James Samuel Garner, Jr.
Date of Birth:
Thursday, February 14th, 1918
Date of Death:
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Miller & Richards Funeral Home and Cremation Service Heritage Chapel
1148 North Broad Street
2542 Shorter Ave.
Rome, Georgia, UNITED STATES
Obituary:Dr. James Samuel Sam Garner Jr.
Dr. James Samuel Sam Garner Jr died on May 18, 2011 at the age of 93. He was born in Floyd County, GA February 14, 1918 and was the son of Dr. James Samuel Garner, Sr and Bonnie Wimpee Garner. Dr. Garner survived his first wife Alice Tate Garner and second wife Betty Hyden Garner.
He is survived by his children Marcia Tate Garner Andrews and her husband Charles Reneau Andrews III of Cumming, GA; John Geston Garner and his wife Bob Ann Allen Garner of Rome; Beth Garner Tibboel and her husband Keith of Charleston, SC. He was predeceased by his daughter Lynne Garner Jordan and his son James Samuel Garner III, and by two grandchildren Allison Ann Garner and James Allen Garner.
He is also survived by family members Ben and Mary Margaret Whittington, Dr. and Mrs. Pope Jordan, and Mrs. Cheryl Garner of Rome, Debbie and John Turner and Bill Hyden of Trion.Dr. Garners grandchildren are Alicia Haff, Laura Baker, Amy Scott, Andrea Garramone, Garner Andrews, Lynne Brons, Betsey Andrews, Margaret Chind, Ches Garner, and Sam Garner. His great grandchildren are Polly and Peter Haff,; Hudson, Truitt and Georgia Baker; Lindsey, Peyton, and Tate Andrews; Edmund, Tess Charlize, Jack, Miriam and Gil Brons and Charlotte Chind.
Dr. Garner attended Wake Forest University and the University of Georgia where he was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate He graduated in December 1943 from Emory University School of Medicine and honorably served in the United States Navy with the Marines in the 2nd Expeditionary Force in the Pacific during World War II. He served again in the Korean War. Dr. Garner was a well loved physician practicing in Rome, GA for over 40 years. He was the author of a popular geneaology work titled Southern Garners, Our Branch of the Garner-Keene Family and of an anecdotal autobiography titled Something Hit The Cotton. He will be sorely missed by those whose lives he enriched.
Visitation will be at the Miller-Richards Heritage Chapel Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM . A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 10 AM Saturday, May 21,2011 at the Miller Richards Heritage Chapel. Private interment will follow at Sunset Hill Memory Garden. Please visit our website www.millerandrichardsfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and share memories.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 317 East First Avenue Rome GA 30161 or the Heyman HospiceCare P.O. Box 163 Rome, GA 30162.
The Heritage Chapel of the Miller Richards Funeral Home, 1148 North Broad Street, Rome GA is serving the family of Dr. James Samuel Sam Garner, Jr.