John Geston Garner

30 julio , 195210 agosto , 2019

John Geston Garner died on August 10, 2019, at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital after a two-year battle with glioblastoma. He was born on July 30, 1952, to Dr. Sam and Mrs. Alice Tate Garner of Rome, GA. He was predeceased by his parents and his children James Allen Garner and Alison Ann Garner, by his sister Lynne Garner Jordan and his brother James Samuel Garner, lll. He is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law Beth and Keith Tibboel and Mardi and Charlie Andrews and by sisters-in-law Cheryl Garner and Fran Jordan. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Alicia Haff (Corey), Laura Baker (Jon), Amy Scott (Matt), Andrea Garamone (Michael), Garner Andrews (Amy), Lynne Brons (Mickey), Betsy Andrews, Margaret Chind (Daniel), Ches Garner (Stephanie), and Sam Garner (Anabel), and 23 great nieces and nephews. John loved his family and they loved him.

John graduated from Darlington School and from Centre College. He then went to graduate school at the University of Georgia in Forestry. He worked in the field of heavy mining and agricultural machinery.

His favorite hobbies were sailing with the Rome Sail Club and serving with the Rome Exchange Club for the benefit of the Family Resource Center. John was a genuine friend to many, many people and maintained his unparalleled sense of humor until the end of his days. He was always the life of the party and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers please send donations either to the Rome Exchange Club Family Resource Center, P.O. Box 168, Rome, GA 30162-0168 or to the Rome Sail Club, P.O. Box 521. Leesburg, AL, 35983.

Visitation at 3:00 and memorial service at 4:00 will be August 25, 2019, at Daniels Funeral Home, Rome GA.


  • Receiving of friends domingo, 25 agosto , 2019
  • Memorial Service domingo, 25 agosto , 2019


John Geston Garner


Jessica Holden

26 agosto , 2019

I met John when I was 15 I was friends with his son James,, when I later graduated high school and had no where to go John and his family welcomed me into their home with open arms and was a blessing in my life , John treated me like I was one of his children, he will be missed dearly.

T. Carlton Allen

19 agosto , 2019

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I enjoyed knowing John and he was extremely kind to me. He has joined those he LOVED.

stan stewart

16 agosto , 2019

I consider it a privilege to have known John. He was a friend, mentor and just a wonderful, humorous guy to hang out with. I know I will sorely miss him.

Cecil and Danny Hazen

16 agosto , 2019

We have such fond memories of John and his family while being members of the Rome Sailing Club. John was always a true Southern Gentleman.