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Michael “Mike” W. Garner

Michael “Mike” W. Garner, 55, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.  

He was born in Hannibal, Mo., on Nov. 23, 1965.

Michael “Mike” W. Garner

Mike was a very special man who was truly loved by many people, especially his beloved wife, Denise “Dee” Garner.  

Mike loved Dee, the St. Louis Cardinals, Thunder Hockey, and the L.A. Rams. He was passionate about pro wrestling from AEW, WWE to our local wrestlers and WOH family.  

Above all else, Mike loved his family and always believed in family first.  

He was a loving father to their five children, Casey and Cody Garner, and Nicole, Joseph (Amber )and Samantha Eldred; his beloved dogs, Jersey and William; and several birds.

Mike truly enjoyed his job and loved the family he gained at Denny’s in Rutland, Vt..

As far as Grampie’s go, Mike was a doting and exceptional grandfather.  He would drop everything to play or help his grandchildren, Blaize, Lorynn, Jayden, Joseph, Abbi and Russell.

Mike was also survived by his loving siblings, Pat (Rocky) Shrum, Rensselaer; Sandy Garner, Hannibal; and Ira Garner, Shelbyville, Mo.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Georgia (Long) Garner Sr.; his brother, William Garner Jr.; and his cherished grandson, Spencer Michael.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall, N.Y. 

A provate celebration of life will be held Sunday, Dec. 12, at Lake Hannibal Lodge, Rensselaer, Mo.