Ralph Garner, age 97, of Dublin, passed away on April 1, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Brad Ball will officiate.
Mr. Garner was born in Laurens County on August 22, 1923, to the late Robert and Anna Garner. He was a graduate of Dublin High School and later obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Entomology from Mercer University. Ralph was a Veteran of the United States Navy and completed his officer training at Cornell University (V-12).
He retired from the United States Postal Service where he worked 35 dedicated years as a rural route carrier. Mr. Garner was also a faithful member and Deacon of Bethsaida Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Nathan Wolfe Garner.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 71 years, Esther Wolfe Garner, of Dublin; son, Dr. Steven Ralph Garner (Lee Weaver), of Dublin; grandson, Dr. Evan Fuller Garner (Logan), of Birmingham, AL; granddaughter, Dorrie Alise Garner, of Dublin, and great-grandchildren, Amelia Jane Garner and Lincoln Chaney Garner.
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