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“I will miss Mr. Garner so much. He was the best patient I ever had, never a complaint and always a smile on his face. What a great man! ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Breanna Andrewd - Spring Hill, TN

“Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Wayne,s passing. I went to school with him, and he was always kind, courteous , and thoughtful of others....Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Jemmy Faye Andrews - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Wayne was such a nice person, he made everyone happy who talked with him. He has left a legacy in two sons...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Sonny & Sara Cummins - TN

“Dear Linda, So many good memories. Keeping you all in my prayers. Love, Linda Cocke, Creech ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Cocke, Creech - friend

“Wayne was one of the nicest men you could ever meet. I remember every Christmas he and his family would come to my (our) grandmothers house and...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Glenda Holden - Mt. Pleasant, TN

“please accept our sincere sympathy. gary and sherry king ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: gary and sherry king - columbia, TN

“Sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. He will be greatly missed. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Charles and Debbie James

“Mr. Wayne will be missed. I grew up looking up to him. He taught me a lot. He always had a smile on his face and was a pleasure to be around. So...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: John King - Columbia, TN - Friend

“Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your childhood sweetheart. My dear classmate and friend for almost as long as I have known...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Janice Dye, Duke - friend

“Wayne Garner's absence will be keenly felt. Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. Bobbie Ehren ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Bobbie Ehren

“I am so sorry for the loss of Wayne. Everytime I would go into Ted's to see Mom, he would always give me a big hug and tell me how proud he was of...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Beth Seagraves Vick - Pulaski, TN

“Linda,We are so sorry.We enjoyed seeing you both at the store.May Gods Love be with you and your family.You are in our prayers. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Tommy & Sheila May(The Jewelers Bench) - TN

“Linda, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Wayne was a special kind of guy. We know he will be missed by so many....Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Tol & Dana Burk - Allen, TX

“Wayne will be missed so much! Most men can only hope to be a good strong Christian as he was. I will miss him sitting in front of us at worship...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn Smith - friend

“Linda sorry about passing of Wayne Bobby Boatman ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Bobby Boatman - Columbia, TN

“Sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends but his memory will stay with us. Linda, thinking of ya'll...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Mitch Johnson - Family

“I've always felt that we were family since I can't ever remember not knowing you. Right up there with my own dad, Mr Wayne was one of my favorite...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Keith & Tonia (Pogue) Kelley - TN

18 of 24 | Posted by: FRED & KATHLEEN HANSON - TN

“Our prayers are with the Garner family at your time of loss. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Gary &Rhonda Bass ( and Catfish Campus Crew) - TN

“Dear Sister Linda & family, I know it is difficult when we lose those we love as we want to keep them as long as we can. Bro. Wayne was a great...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Rufus Clifford - Dickson, TN

“Linda and family, We are sorry to hear of the loss of Wayne. We always had good chats and giggles when going to Ted's. He was a great person to be...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: James and Wendy Norman - TN

“Linda & family, So sorry to hear of your loss! Wayne was such a delight to see every week. May God bless all of you during this difficult time. I...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Kimberly Pullen - Spring Hill, TN

“I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a wonderful man and I enjoyed the times we got to talk. He has fought a long and courageous battle...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Pam Pressnell - Columbia, TN

“So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I have fond memories of his days at Ted's. Prayers and condolences to the family. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Keith Seagraves - TN - friend

Mr. Wayne Garner, 70, resident of Hampshire Pike, died Friday, August 9, 2013 at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Jackson Heights Church of Christ with Andrew Roberts and Dr. Rufus Clifford officiating. Entombment will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

The Maury County native was the son of the late George Garner and Alice Holden Garner. He was a 1960 graduate of Hampshire High School where he played basketball and baseball. On July 27, 1961 he married Linda Jones Garner of Columbia who survives. Mr. Garner was employed at Ted's Sporting Goods in downtown Columbia for fifty years and became a partner in the business. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a wonderful father and husband. He was a member of Jackson Heights Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon.

In addition to his wife survivors include sons, Christopher (Cindy) Garner, Sr. and Shane Garner both of Columbia; grandchildren, Christopher Garner, Jr., Whitney Garner, Pvt. Patrick Garner, Austin Garner, Chance Garner, Chase Garner, Madison Garner; brother, John (Judi) Garner of Jackson; and nephew, David (Missy) Garner.

Active pallbearers will be Christopher Garner, Pvt. Patrick Garner, Austin Garner, Chance Garner, Chase Garner and David Garner. Honorary pallbearers include past and present employees of Ted's Sporting Goods and Elders and Deacons of Jackson Heights Church of Christ.

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