Donald R. Garner

Donald R. Garner, 68, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Garner was a 1967 graduate of Huntington High School and attended college. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He also served during Operation Desert Storm as a member of the Air National Guard. He worked at Majestic, in Huntington, for more than 20 years and later worked many years in banking.

He served as an elder and mentor at The Awakening Community Church, in Huntington. He was a member of the Huntington Optimist Club, National Rifle Association and Disabled American Veterans.

He was born Nov. 29, 1948, in Memphis, TN, to Amos and Hessie Teague Garner. He married Angela L. Driscoll on June 26, 1976, in Huntington, and she survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Steven (Karen) Garner and Jeremiah (Amanda) Garner, both of Huntington, and James (Teresa) Garner, of Waterloo; two daughters, Stephanie (Eric) Hathaway, of Fort Wayne, and Holly (Mark) Sutton, of New Haven; a brother, David (Rhonda) Garner, of Auburn; a sister, Susan Richard, of Huntington; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A service will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at The Awakening Community Church, 235 Safari Trail, Huntington, with Rev. Jeff Carrell officiating. Private burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Huntington County Community Foundation for the Heith Garner Scholarship Fund in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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