Kermit “Larry” Garner


    Kermit “Larry” Garner of St. James, Missouri was born in Advance, Missouri on March 27, 1927 to John L. and Odena Garner and passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the age of 92 years.


    Kermit proudly served his country in the United State Air Force where he was an Aircraft Mechanic.
    After he returned home he met Martha Bullock, and they were married on April 19, 1947..
    Kermit worked as an electrician, and was a member of the Electricians Union.
    After he retired, he and Martha traveled some, often making Las Vegas or Arizona home for the winter. He loved the rivers and lakes, spending a lot of time every summer on the Lack of the Ozarks, fishing and running trot lines on the weekends. They enjoyed boating, water sking, and spending the weekends in a cabin.
    Kermit attended the St James Christian Church for the past several years.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Odena Garner; and his wife, Martha in 2015.
    He is survived by his son, David Garner of St. James, Missouri; granddaughter, Kelli Hall of St. James, Missouri; great grandchildren, Cody Kuykendall, Robert Hall, and Melissa Stubbs; great great grandchildren, Gabe Stubbs, and Grayson Jones; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri with Doug Parks officiating.
    Internment was in the St. James Cemetery with the military folding and presenting the flag.
    Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.