Richard Garner

Born: Sun., Apr. 30, 1961
Died: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
Location: Minor - Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
Location: Bethlehem Apostolic Church

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
Location: Bethlehem Apostolic Church

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Richard Garner, Sr. was born April 30, 1961 to Willie Lee Garner and Sarah Lee Garner in Joliet, Illinois.

Richard accepted Christ at a young age at Bethlehem Apostolic Church in Lockport, Illinois under the leadership of Bishop Clord Jordan.

Richard attended Forest Park Elementary School and Gompers Junior High School.  He also attended Joliet East High School.

Richard worked as a chef for Deerbrook Nursing Home and also worked as a laborer for many years.  He enjoyed taking daily walks, exercising, talking, great meals and being in the presence of his friends.  He was a devoted brother and loved his children and grandchildren.

Richard relocated to Kankakee, Illinois to be with his family for assistance in helping care for him during his illness.

He is preceded in death by one brother, Willie Garner, Jr.; two sisters, Patricia Garner and Mary Garner; maternal grandparents; James Cartright and Thelma Cartright; paternal grandparents, Elzert Garner and Lucy Garner.

Richard passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice home with his loving family by his side.

He is survived by his children; Marlene (Kevin) Doss, Richard Doss, Nicholas Garner and Dominique Hill; his parents, Willie Lee Garner of Joliet, IL and Sarah Lee Garner of Kankakee, IL; 16 grandchildren; siblings; Sarah Ann Garner, Thelma Garner, David Garner (best friend), Diane Garner, Sylvester Garner and Albert Garner; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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