James Gene “Grumpy” “Red” Garner age 83, of Elkhart, Kansas died February 14, 2014 at the Morton County Care Center in Elkhart, Kansas. He was born June 8, 1930 at Norton, Kansas the son of James Edward and Sylvia Elizabeth (Brooke) Garner.
Gene was a lifelong Morton County resident and attended school in Richfield, Kansas. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953. He worked many years for the Morton County Road Department operating a road grader. After retirement he enjoyed farming and trucking.
Survivors include one son, James Garner of Beatrice, Nebraska; one daughter, Julie Moon of Tyron, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Ranell Garner, Jennifer Garner, Airen Moon, Joshua Garner, Haley Navarette, Jeffery Garner, Carley Moon; and five great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one son John Garner, and one daughter Janell Garner.
Graveside Service: 2:00 PM on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Richfield Cemetery in Richfield, Kansas with Reverend Sandy Ferguson officiating.
Interment: Richfield Cemetery in Richfield, Kansas with Military Rites by VFW Point Rock Post #3162 of Elkhart, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Morton County Care Center in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 514 Kansas Ave., Elkhart, KS 67950.