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James Eugene Garner

January 17, 1940 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

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James Eugene “Gene” Garner passed away peacefully on February 13, 2024 in Houston, Tx.

Gene was born in Peterson, Alabama to John and Mattie Garner on January 17,1940. As a young boy he was always busy.  He worked at the local drive-in.  In his teens, he followed his 2 older brothers and made Houston his home. 

He brought his strong work ethic to Coca-Cola where he worked for 40 years.  He started as a route man and he proved himself to be an excellent employee.  As the years went by, Gene was given more and more responsibilities within the company.  He worked as a supervisor and was a strong team member.  He was most proud of his position as Special Events Coordinator.

Although work kept Gene very busy, he made time for many hobbies.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR racing, Alabama football and classic car restoration.  He was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Even in retirement he stayed busy with 3 separate jobs where he continued to build relationships.  He was always helping neighbors when needed.  When he did sit down and rest, he enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors and their dogs.  Gene had an easy smile, a willingness to help and plenty of stories to go around. 

Gene was preceded in death by his daughter, Beverly Garner and his son, Guy Garner.  He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara, his son, Randy Garner (Sheila), his sisters, Sarah Crump and Peggy Walker (David), and his brothers Billy Garner (Amy) and Roy Garner (Pam).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be in Gene's honor to a charity of your choice. 

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 24, 2024

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home
9926 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77065

Celebration of Life
Saturday
February 24, 2024

11:30 AM
Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home
9926 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77065

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