Otis Garner, 76, of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, July 15, in a Temple Hospital.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 18, at 10 a.m. at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Squaw Creek Cemetery outside of Glen Rose.
No visitation is scheduled.
Mr. Garner was born on July 1, 1936, in Plainview to the late J.D. and Ruby Daniels Garner. He was raised in Glen Rose and graduated from high school here.
After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force and served several years before being medically discharged after having an accident.
He married Wanda Gregory on August 2, 1964, in Glen Rose. They lived there until early 1970s when they moved to Arizona. They later moved and raised their family in Gatesville in 1979.
Otis loved to fish, garden and enjoyed people. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Jerry Dale Garner and Roger Lee Garner.
Otis is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wanda Garner; daughters Betty Whipkey, Rebecca Hoisington and Karen Hoisington; sons Charles Garner, Allen Garner and Arthur Garner; a sister, Majesta Livingston; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.