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Larry Garner

May 19, 1943 — July 19, 2018

Mahlon Larry Garner, age 75 of Pulaski, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, July 19th, 2018, at his lake home on the Tennessee River in Athens, Alabama. He was born on May 19th, 1943 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Lester, Alabama to Mahlon Chessley and Goldie Lanelle Rogers Garner. Upon graduating from Giles County High School, Larry attended Reppert School of Auctioneering in Reppert, Indiana and began his lifelong career in the auction and real estate business. His passion for people and their needs for the next 55 years was evident in each of the countless auctions he conducted. Larry deeply cared for each one of his clients and their families as well as his many employees and fellow auctioneers. He was always willing to help a young beginning auctioneer with work, guidance, and advise. Larry was an active member of Community Baptist Church in Ardmore, Alabama. The visitation will be 1 o'clock until 5 o'clock Saturday, July 28th, 2018, at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life Service will start at 2:07pm Sunday, July 29th, 2018, in the chapel of Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home. The burial will follow in Giles Memory Gardens in Pulaski. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Giles County Public Library c/o 122 S. 2nd Street Pulaski, TN 38478 or The American Heart Association c/o American Heart Association ~ 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower Ste 400 Atlanta, Ga 30328. Larry was preceded in death by his parents Mahlon Chessley and Goldie Lanelle Rogers Garner. His brothers-in-law Glenn Hamlett, Nickey Mealer, and Junior Teague He is survived by his loving wife of over 54 years Beth Moore Garner. Sons, Larry Kenneth "Ken" (Frances) Garner and Karl Moore (Angelina) Garner. Larry was a very loving Papa to Natasha (Chris) Coddington, Larry Kenneth "L.K." (Sarah) Garner II, Zac Chessley Garner and Kegan Moore Garner. He was a very loving Paw-Paw to Brayden Jay DuBois, Addison Grace Greenhaw, Reece David Greenhaw, Bailey Grant Coddington, Maci Claire King, and Madeline Kate Garner. A very special, like a brother, Uncle Loyd Garner. His loving Sisters Linda Hamlett and Liz Mealer. His loving sisters-in-law Johnnie Teague and Janet (Tony) Todd. Several nieces, nephews, double 1st cousins, and a special "son like" Donald Wayne Pylant. Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mahlon Larry Garner. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Larry Garner please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Giles Memory Gardens
140 Bethel Rd
Pulaski, TN 38478

[email protected]

https://www.gilesmemorygardens.com

Visitation

JUL 28. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CT)

Bennett-May Giles County Funeral Home

PULASKI, TN

Service

JUL 29. 2:07 PM - 2:37 PM (CT)

Bennett-May Giles County Funeral Home

PULASKI, TN

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