Eddie Charles Garner, 73, was born in Floydada to Austin & Mary Levina Garner. He married Nelda Funk on December 31, 1967, in Lubbock. Eddie owned and operated Garner trucking for over forty years and later worked for the City of Lubbock until his retirement. As a young man he often cowboyed on Dixie Ranch and was known as a jack of all trades for everyone as he enjoyed working on different things. A man of kindness and strength, Eddie never met a stranger as he was gentle, humble, and only wanted the best for others. He was a great storyteller, loved reminiscing about the old days and always made sure to keep in touch with good friends. More than all, Eddie loved spending time with his family and grandchildren to which he made sure their birthdays were always celebrated in special ways. His legacy will truly live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him dearly.
In the early afternoon of September 4, 2022, Eddie Charles Garner was called from this earth. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Nelda Garner of Lubbock; two daughters, Sheila Greaves & husband Dale of Shallowater, Cheri Burton & husband Lee of Shallowater; one brother, Austin Blair Garner Jr. of Kansas; one sister, Kathy Lambert of Lubbock; five grandchildren; one great grandchild.
A memorial service for Mr. Garner will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022, in The Chapel of Idalou Cemetery. All arrangements were made under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors.