Oliver Funeral Home of Winona, Inc.
|"Our family serving your family for four generations"
(August 17, 1921 - July 29, 2018)
A graveside memorial service for Thurman Garner of Pearl will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, at Winona Garden of Memory with
Rev. Randy Bridges officiating.
Thurman Garner, 96, died at his residence on Sunday, July 29, 2018. He was born to G.L. and Eula Mae Cross Garner in Vaiden on
August 17, 1921. He was an electronics technician and a founder of Pearl, MS. He was a proud US Marine who served in World War II in
the South Pacific Theatre. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart after being wounded in 1944. He was a member of the 2nd Marine
Mr. Garner is survived by his wife, Bobbie Garner of Pearl; his son, Thurman P. "Tad" Garner of Pearl; six grandchildren; ten
great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Jackie Lierbo; and seven brothers
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Friday, August 3 1:00 p.m
Winona Garden of Memory
Ted, I was proud to be associated with you in the 2nd Marine division. We had some wonderful times during the
annual reunions. Godspeed, Ted.
Brett Marlow(grandson of Joe Carter,2nd marine div. ww2)
I would like to share my condolences to the Garner family. My grandfather passed in May 30,2004.Mr. Garner was
the last surviving member of the outfit my grandfather served in. I wished I could have met him. My grandfather told
me quite a bit before his passing. I have postcards from him to my grandfather and a picture of him when he served.
|August 17, 1921
July 29, 2018