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Daniel Eugene “Gene” Garner, Jr., 85

November 21, 2020

Daniel Eugene “Gene” Garner, Jr., 85, of Lititz, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Born in Lancaster, PA he was the son of the late Susan Amanda (Adair) and Daniel Eugene Garner, Sr. He was the beloved husband to the late Gayle (Shreiner) Garner who passed in 2011 and the loving husband to Rev. Eleanor (Espenship-Hart) Garner.

Gene was a long-time resident of Lititz. He was a graduate of Lititz High School. Gene retired from Intel Printing after 22 years of service. He was an active charter member of Grace Church- Lititz where he also was a head usher. He belonged to the Fox Harbor Archery, Mt. Joy Lions Club and Mt Joy Dog Park Committee. Gene was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and going to the cabin.

In addition to his wife, Eleanor, he is survived by his children: Denise Nagle wife of David of Mt. Gretna, Scott Garner husband of Cheryl of Lititz and David Garner husband of Susan of Lititz; his step-son Sean Hart husband of Amanda of Reading; 9 grandchildren: Adam Nagle, Amanda Wee, Allison Grimm, Ashley Hoover, Alex Scott, Joie Englehart, Colin Garner, Eric Garner and Nora Hart; 13 great-grandchildren; his brother Kenneth Garner husband of Marlene of Mt Joy and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his first wife, Gayle, Gene is preceded in death by his grandson Peter Garner and his sisters: Betty Jane Harmes and Patricia Miller.

Family and friends will be received from 10-11AM followed by the Funeral Service at 11AM on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Grace Church Lititz, 501 West Lincoln Avenue, Lititz, PA 17543. Interment will follow at Millport Mennonite Cemetery. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gene’s memory may be made to Grace Church- Lititz, address above.

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November 27, 2020

Rest in peace, Uncle Gene. You fabulous smile and laugh will live on in my heart. I was always aware when you were in a room, as your laugh would bellow above all the other voices. Thank you for the love, joy and merriment that you shared with your world. Thank you for the great Bingo calls at the “LOOF,” too. You are loved and will be missed.
Our prayers, love and condolences to those who he left behind in this reality. May great memories fill-up the spaces he used to occupy, so that he is never truly gone.
Peace and Love,
Cynthia Shreiner & David Martin

November 25, 2020

Thinking about your family, doing this time of your lost . Hopefully you can dwell on fond memories, of Gene during these times.
Ben & Sandy Stoltzfus

November 25, 2020

Dear Scott and Cheryl, We were saddened to learn in this morning’s paper of your father’s passing.  Our deepest sympthies to you and the whole family.  Joan and Phil Norris

November 25, 2020

Deepest condolences to both the Nagles & the Garners. Gene, may the LORD welcome you with open arms, in conjunction with “Well done, my good and faithful servant, come on in”.
 
Mick

November 25, 2020

Dear Dave and Denise,
Rick and I are very sad to hear about your dad’s home going. Although we have not been in contact much with you lately we do continue to pray for your family and the many things you have been going through. Ashley’s updates are always so wonderfully powerful. May God’s grace continue to uphold you all in these stressful days ahead as you remember the wonderful times of your dad and deal with his loss.
Rick /Judy Fairman

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Friday, November 27, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grace Church Lititz
501 West Lincoln Avenue
Lititz, PA
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