Charles Garner

  • Born: March 19, 1921
  • Died: August 9, 2012
  • Location: Beebe, Arkansas

Tribute & Message From The Family


Charles G. Garner, 91, of Beebe, Arkansas, passed away August 9, 2012, at the Beebe Retirement Center. He was born March 19, 1921, in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of A. J. (Jack) and Ruth Garner. He retired from an Air Force career to Beebe with his late wife, Mary Alice. He was active at the Beebe Christian Outreach Center, the Beebe Shepherd Center and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Beebe. Over his life, Charles enjoyed a wide range of interests including gardening and collecting Civil War relics.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice, and a grandson, Brian Johnson. He is survived by daughters Linda Johnson of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Suzanne O'Dea and her husband Tom of Lake George, New York; one grandson, James Johnson; and two great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Aww, I've just now leaned of the passing of Charles Garner,and have felt so sad. I think everyone in Beebe knew the Garners and felt their love for others through their capacity to serve. I never heard them complain one time, but always welcomed you with a smile. It's hard to speak of one without the other, for they were a team. His infectious smile revealed the inner man who wanted to please. Our community has truly been blessed and will miss him.
I pray that the family will have a covering of peace during your grief.

Posted by Lena Logue - Beebe, AR - friend from The Shepherd Center   August 25, 2012

I MET CHARLIE AND MARY IN THE EARLY 80'S. THEY WERE CIVIL WAR RELIC HUNTERS AND I WAS NEW TO THE HOBBY. I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THE HOBBY.THEY WERE SO KIND AND PATIENT WITH ME. I LOST TOUCH WITH THEM WHEN THEY MOVED TO BEEBE. WHEN I READ THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY HAD DONE FOR THEIR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY I WAS NOT SUPRISED.THAT'S HOW THEY WERE. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THEM. FRED STALEY

Posted by FRED STALEY - LONOKE, AR - FRIEND   August 16, 2012

MR. CHARLIE AND MS MARY YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT TO OUR COMMUNITY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO THE ANGEL TREE.
I KNOW YOU ARE HAPPY TO BE WITH MS MARY NOW.
LOVED YOU VERY MUCH

Posted by Penny Parchman - BEEBE, AR - FRIEND   August 15, 2012

Grandpa Garner will be deeply missed. His infectious (and often mischievous) smile was a delight to all who knew him. I now know that he is holding the hand of his beloved "Mrs.. Garner" as he would often call he. My prayers to the family in this time of their heart break.

Posted by Kathleen Cain - Grubville, MO   August 13, 2012

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Posted by Regina Bridges - El Paso, AR - Friend   August 13, 2012

Beebe will not be the same without the Garners. They were such lovely, giving people. Their joy was in serving others. I am so proud to have known them in my lifetime.

Posted by Patricia Lehman - Norfolk, VA - none   August 11, 2012

We enjoyed many years next door to Charlie and Mary.They helped us with gardening tips,and we put "garner gook" on many of our trees and bushes.We already miss them so much, things will never be the same in our neighborhood. God Bless all of you is our prayer !!!!!!!!!! Windell and Ruby

Posted by Windell, Ruby Wiggs - Beebe, AR - neighbor   August 10, 2012