Obituary for William Mitchell Garner of Eastwood

William Mitchell Garner, 73 of Eastwood, passed on Monday, March 14, 2022 at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 

A visitation will be held from 6 to8PM on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst. A funeral service will be held 2PM Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Culdee Presbyterian Church in Eastwood with Pastor Jimmy Coxe officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.   

Mr. Garner was born October 4, 1948 in Moore County to the late Lanie Esten Garner and Pauline Louise (Hartsell) Garner. He attended Pinehurst High School and was also a member of the Eastwood Fire Department. Mitchell joined the US Army during the Vietnam War. After serving his country with two tours in Vietnam he returned home and married Gayle Griffith on August 13, 1972 his wife of 49years.  Mitchell later worked alongside his father as a professional landscaper with Diamondhead Corporation who at the time owned Pinehurst. He was grounds manager at the Pinehurst Country Club, also working at Pinehurst National and the County Club of North Carolina. His career spanned over 40years. He loved spending time outdoors and with mother nature.

He is survived by his wife, Dana Gayle Griffith Garner; a daughter, Denise Grandolfo of Eastwood; William Mitchell Garner, Jr. of Eastwood; brother, Wade Garner of Eastwood; sister, Diane Aldridge and husband Danny of Eastwood; two grandchildren, Shelby and Madison Grandolfo of Eastwood; two sister-in-laws, Sherry Miller of Ft. Worth, TX and Susie Greene of Aberdeen, NC; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Mitchell Garner to the Disabled Veterans at PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301or the Moore County Humane Society at PO Box 203 Southern Pines, NC 28388.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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