Obituary: Robert Raybon 'Bob' Garner Sr.

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Robert Raybon “Bob” Garner Sr., 81, of the Peytonsville Community, passed away May 23, 2020.  

Mr. Garner was a retired supervisor with Nashville Electric Service with 30 years of service. He was the ultimate storyteller and an avid coon hunter. He competed in local and national competitions where he received several awards. He loved training dogs and was considered a legend. 

He loved Red Sox baseball, bluegrass music and spending time with young people. He always said young people were more fun than old people.

Bob was a loving husband, dad, grandfather and friend. He was the patriarch of his family and will be sadly missed by all. 

He was preceded in death by parents, Elijah Alexander “Buster” and Mamie Lou Bennett Garner; daughter, Angela Thompson; grandson, Lee Garner; brothers, Alton “Tush,” Jim Frank and Arthur “Tater” Garner; and sisters, Mary Ethel Veach, Willie Dean Johnson, Linda Logan, Hazel Hill and Della Buttrey. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Annie Garner; son, Bob Jr. (Catherine) Garner; sister, Susie Garner Bennett; grandchildren, Brandy Thompson (Shane) Corley, Cale Thompson, Alex Thompson, Carly Garner, Wilson Garner and Hannah Grace Garner; great-grandchildren, Landon Corley, Raybon Corley and Caly Thompson; and other loving family members. 

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Bennett-Garner Family Cemetery, Bobby Bennett officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and noon until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home.

Due to the current environment with the virus, the family understands if you are unable to attend but would appreciate that you keep them in your prayers. 

Active pallbearers will be Cale Thompson, Alex Thompson, Brad Thompson, Hank Johnson, Tracy Bruce, Larry “Pig” Chunn, Jacob Edmondson and Brandon Haskins. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Waller, Jimmy Plemons, Howard Ford, Nephews, Shane Corley, Dr. Arthur Williams, Coon Hunters and all other liars. 

Memorials may be made to Peytonsville Volunteer Fire Department. 


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