J.O. Garner passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 in Ennis. He was born June 21, 1941 in Dawson to Ed and Roberta Garner.
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He was a 1959 graduate of Corsicana High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. J.O. served briefly in the United States Air Force, completing basic training in San Antonio, then stationed at James Connally Air Force Base in Waco. In his careers, he worked for several high tech companies such as Motorola and Vero, and taught Chemistry and Physics as well.
J.O. spent most of his adult life on the family ranch near Angus, where he raised and sold cattle. He and his bride Carolyn built a new two-story brick home on the ranch, and enjoyed their lives there until she passed away in March 2016.
J.O. has been a resident at Brookdale Corsicana, and was residing at Ennis Care Center at the time of his passing. He enjoyed biscuits and gravy, and spending time at the Good News Café at First Baptist Church, where he visited with people at each table and prayed for any needs expressed.
Funeral service for J.O. Garner will be held at 2p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dr. Danny P. Reeves will officiate. Pallbearers are Haskell Dighton, Ken Hinshaw, Stan Hanes, Ted Taylor, Tom Gardner and Jack Smith.