William Robert Garner
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William Robert "Bill" Garner III, age 72, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away on March 21, 2022, after a battle with cancer. Bill was born in Knoxville, TN, on September 1, 1950, to parents William Robert Garner, Jr. and Betty (Woods) Garner. Bill leaves behind a family that was proud of who he was and will miss him terribly. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Sharon Garner; his daughter, Melissa Garner; sons Joshua Garner and Billy Garner, brothers: Ronnie Garner, Jack Garner, and Eddie Garner; stepsons Bryan DeYoung and Chris DeYoung and 8 grandchildren: Jeremiah Garner, Snowy Garner, Woodsy Garner, Billy-Bob Garner, Elizabeth DeYoung, Everett DeYoung, Sophie DeYoung.
In his early years Bill served in the Army. Bill was an electrician with local IBEW 613, and was well known in the profession. After Bill retired, he began work on a local cattle farm. Bill joined the Johnny Hill Masonic Lodge #748 in 2009. Bill was named Worshipful Master in 2016. Bill was heavily involved with the Masons including organizing and leading dinners to collect funds for the local children's hospital in Macon, Ga. Bill was also a Shriner and would contribute to the Shriners' Circus annually.
Bill is well known in his community and never met a stranger. Bill was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, but Bill's pride and joy was his family. Bill would often host family get-togethers where his children and grandchildren would gather and share a meal and memories. Perhaps one of his greatest achievements was his grandchildren. He would often take them hunting, fishing, hiking or just a simple trip to the local Dairy Queen for a special treat! Bill's presence will be sorely missed. He was such a kind and generous man, husband, father and grandfather.
A visitation will be held at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, on Friday, March 25th, 2022, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. A memorial service will be held at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, on Saturday, March 26th, 2022, at 2:00PM.
Online condolences can be expressed online at www.wagesandsons.com. Funeral arrangements by Wages and Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046.