William Ronald “Ronnie” Garner, 57, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born in Tupelo on August 9, 1962 he was a son to William Francis Garner and Doris Sullivan Thompson. Ronnie was class of 1980 graduate of Nettleton High School, marrying Jeanette Griffin in 1984. For the past 18 years, he was the water system operator for the City of Nettleton where he could always be seen around town visiting with others. Ronnie was known for his contagious smile. He never met a stranger and he had the unique gift of making others smile; and if you need help, Ronnie was there. He was a charter member of Forward Church and loved to serve in any capacity he could. A die hard Ole Miss fan, he could often be found in Oxford on Saturdays to watch his Rebels pound the gridiron. Family was most important to him and he enjoyed spending time with them whether at home or on vacation in the mountains. A friend to all, he will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Forward Church in Amory with Pastor Greg Huguley officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery. Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Garner of Wren; his mother, Doris Sullivan Thompson (L.C.) of Nettleton; one daughter, Mallory Berry (Josh) of Wren; one son, Devin Garner of Pelahatchie; one brother, Rickey Garner of Nettleton; mother-in-law, Lillie Smith of Southaven; his grandchildren, Montana Baker, Emma Claire Berry, and Bryce Berry; nephew, Dustin Garner of Florida; a host of aunts, uncles and cousins; and his two dogs he loved, Rue and Remi.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Francis Garner; and his father-in-law, J.B. Griffin.
Pallbearers will be Gene Lily, Terry Garner, Gary Finney, Nathan Huguley, Kelvin Burdine, and Willie Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be City of Nettleton employees.
There will be no public visitation but are welcome to attend the funeral service.
Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com