A sergeant in the U.S. Army, Garner served 3 1/2 years, from 1949 to 1953. He was stationed overseas for two years.
Garner graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and did graduate work at Western Kentucky University. He was a member of Bradleys Pleasure Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Mr. Garner will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home and burial will be in the Bradleys Pleasure Church Cemetery. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A complete obituary will be published later in the Commonwealth Journal.