William "Bill" Daniel Garner

8 May, 19499 February, 2021

William “Bill” Daniel Garner

Bill passed to next plateau on Tuesday evening February 9, 2021 after fighting the effects of his exposure to Agent Orange during his service in Vietnam.

He was born on May 8, 1949 in Richmond, Indiana to James S. Garner and Bertha Garner Acton Fisher. He moved to Darke County at age 8, and grew up in the New Madison and Palestine area. He was a 1967 graduate from the Greenville High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1967-1971 in the unit known as Assault Craft Unit One in Southeast Asia and in the Vietnam Theater. He had many careers in California, Ohio and Florida. He married Jan Klepinger in 1973. He returned to Greenville in 1974 with his new wife to live and grow his family and finished his career with his father-in-law and wife at the Klepinger Insurance Agency. He was the last president of the Darke County Independent Insurance Agents, Formally served on the Agency Advisory Board of the Western Reserve Insurance Group of Wooster, Ohio. He was a 32- degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion, and VFW.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and 2 sisters Lucille, and Pamela.

Bill is survived by his wife Jan: son Nicholas (Rhianon Harris): daughter Darcie: grandchildren Quentin, Cheyanne and Joshua: brothers James Garner, Jr. and David (Kathy) Acton: and special niece Vicky Perez: and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and cousin-in-laws.

There will be a visitation on Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Masonic service to start at 3:00 PM. Funeral service to be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 15, 2021 at the funeral home, with Pastor Alan Knoke presiding. Military Honors to be presented by the Greenville Honor Guard. Burial at Greenville Union Cemetery at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the GRCC Food Bank. Online sympathies


  • Visitation

    Sunday, 14 February , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 15 February , 2021


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Tish and Lance Crissinger

15 February 2021

Oh uncle Bill so sorry to hear of your passing. You were one funny guy and will be missed. Tell grandma and grandpa acton hello up there. Aunt jan and nick and Darcie y’all are in our thoughts and prayers! Love you!❤️

Sheila and Tim Sharp

13 February 2021

Jan and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Bill was one of a kind..funny and caring at the same time. God bless you all.
Tim and Sheila Sharp

Peggy Black

12 February 2021

Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill always made me laugh with that crazy sense of humor! Many good memories back when our kids were growing up. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

Suzie Carrington

12 February 2021

What a sense of humor! Never saw him without a smile! Prayers for all of the family.

Connie Zapf

11 February 2021

So very sorry for your loss-seems like not so long ago, Jan, you told me you “had a guy you wanted me to meet.” The rest is history. Bill and his crazy sense of humor will be very much missed...Dave and I send love and prayers to you and your family.

Christina Dougal

11 February 2021

RIP Uncle Bill I might not have know you along time but I will always think about you and Aunt Jan Love Christina

Jeff & Nellie Smith

11 February 2021

Our deepest sympathy. Prayers to you and your family.

Brenda Miller

11 February 2021

Thoughts and Prayers for the family! May your great memories carry you through the coming days.

Jim, Evelyn and Joe Shuttleworth

11 February 2021

Jan & family,
We’re so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was one of the great ones and will be truly missed.

Tom Lucas

11 February 2021

I am so sorry Jan

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