Mr. Robert Earl Garner Sr.
August 27, 1932 – November 2, 2018
Robert was born on August 27, 1932 in Crockett, Texas to parents Raymond and Ethel (Anthony) Garner and entered into eternal rest on November 2, 2018 at the age of 86. Robert was raised in Eustace, Texas. He joined the United States Army and served and fought during the Korean War. Robert was a hardworking man, owning his own air conditioning company for many years. He was the truest of cowboys. He loved raising his horses and would ride from sun up to sundown. He enjoyed traveling and showing horses. Robert loved his family; especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His home was always open to family and friends, who needed something or a place to stay. Robert attended church at First Baptist in Wylie. He was an amazing man who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife of 66 years; Melba Garner, brother R.G. Garner and sisters; Pearl Beets and Irma Klein.
He is survived by his son Robert Earl Garner Jr. and wife Renae of Van Alstyne, daughter Becky Burns and husband Dr. Dean of Texarkana, son Mark Garner and wife Jhojo of Caddo Mills, grandchildren; Ashley and Oscar Cavazos, Aaron Garner, Anson and Katie Garner, Courtney and Kyle Wyatt, Kylie Burns, Anthony and Lindsey Garner and Meagan Garner, seven great-grandchildren, other loving family members and many more friends.
- Raymond and Ethel (Anthony) Garner, Parents
- Melba Garner, Loving Wife of 66 years
- R.G. Garner, Brother
- Pearl Beets, Sister
- Irma Klein, Sister
- Robert Earl Garner Jr. and Renae, Son and Wife
- Becky Burns and Dr. Dean, Daughter and Husband
- Mark Garner and Jhojo, Son and Wife
- Robert also leaves behind his grandchildren; Ashley and Oscar Cavazos, Aaron Garner, Anson and Katie Garner, Courtney and Kyle Wyatt, Kylie Burns, Anthony and Lindsey Garner and Meagan Garner, seven great-grandchildren, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.
- Anthony Garner, Pallbearer
- Anson Garner, Pallbearer
- Aaron Garner, Pallbearer
- Oscar Covazos, Pallbearer
- Kyle Wyatt, Pallbearer
- Christian Garner, Pallbearer
- Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
Mr. Robert Earl Garner Sr.
November 9, 2018
I just wanted to say how much I loved Uncle Robert and Aunt Melba. I became a member of the White/Garner family later in life and didn't get to spend a lot of time with them but the time in which I did I truly grew to love them. They were both amazing people and will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Johnnie always called both Uncle Robert and Aunt Melba his second parents and thought of his cousins as brothers and sister. He loved them with all his heart and I'm sure he is up in heaven to welcome him with loving open arms. Rest in Peace Uncle Robert and take care of our other family members we so greatly miss as we will miss you.
November 7, 2018
Uncle Robert There are not enough words to describe the man you were to me and all the rest of the family. your sisters thought you hung the moon. All your nieces and nephews loved you so very much. My dad had nothing but good things to say about you. And then Sig thought you was his brother. You and Aunt Melba took so many of us into your home and made us feel like we belonged. You worked so very hard all your life. You and Aunt Melba raised three wonderful children who loved you so much. You have such wonderful grandchildren and precious great grandchildren that loved you some people think you take nothing with you when you slip away from this world but I know you take with you so much love from all your family it is almost unbelievable except all of us that send you on to heaven with all our love and tears. We will see you there soon.
November 7, 2018
I met Robert and Melba thru the Peruvian horses he raised. He sold me my 1st, and all time favorite horse, El Nino. My sister and I had a lot of really good times riding with Robert and visiting them at their home. He even convinced us to show one time, and proceeded to be our coach on how to show. We did very well thanks to him!
Robert was very active in our local equestrian trail organization (TTPA), and volunteered a lot of his time and equipment towards maintaining the trail.
Our trail riding group really missed them when they moved from Wylie, and still do. Robert had quite an impact on a lot of people. I can still hear him say his standard phrase - "Aw, that horse will be alright, just get on him and ride, you'll be OK"!