James Elliott Garner, 89, of Aubrey, died Sunday, October 6, 2013 in Aubrey. James was born January 28, 1924 in Chattanooga, TN to William and Lora (Levan) Garner. He married Ouida June Bankhead on August 19, 1950 in Corpus Christi, TX. James served in the US Navy and later worked as an Oil Refinery Instrument Mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Ouida of Aubrey; two sons, James Edward Garner of Hyde Park, NY and Richard Evans Garner of Aubrey; daughter, Patricia Ann Jones of Carrollton; six grandchildren, David C. Jones, Brian D. Jones, Roy E. Garner, James F. Garner, Jamie E. Garner, Sarah K. Garner; two step-grandchildren, Rick Howell and Rance Howell; eight great-grandchildren, Waker Jones, Holden Jones, Riley Garner, Kiptyn Garner, Hannah Howell, Hank Howell, Haylee Howell, Emma Howell; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; three nieces, Regina Willingham, Gail Garner, Maryjoyce Barton; one nephew, Dewaine Garner; and the Bankhead family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold Garner and Luther Eugene Garner; two nephews, Bill Garner and Keith Garner.
An open house will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 4:30 to 7:30PM at the family residence. A graveside service will be held at Post Oak Cemetery in Oglesby, TX on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 2:00PM. On-line condolences may be shared at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center Aubrey.