January 15, 2021
COLUMBUS – Robert John “Bobby” Garner III, 75, died Jan. 12, 2021, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Friendship Cemetery, with Jason Shelby officiating. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, Second Avenue North location is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Garner was born June 5, 1945, in West Point, to the late Robert Ivy Garner and Frances Schooley Garner. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University and was formerly employed as a sales representative with Jackson-Newell Paper Company. He attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Eugenia Garner Knight; and one grandchild. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Miller Garner; step-son, Gregory Puckett; brother, Sterling Garner-Martinez; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Oktibbeha County Humane Society, 510 Industrial Park Road, Starkville, MS 39759.