Ronald Lee "Bobcat" Garner, 74, of Siler City died Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Mr. Garner was born in Chatham County on February 6, 1947, the son of Eugene and Thelma Maness Garner. "Bobcat" was a retired truck driver with Gold Kist. He enjoyed farming and excavating, western movies and traditional country music. He loved spending time working, going to the café, sharing time and produce with family and friends, and he never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Bonnie Michael Garner, daughters: Ann Perez (Tommy), of Randleman, Tina G. Brower (Stephen), Karen Henley (Erik), both of Asheboro and Ashley Garner of the home and son: Aaron Garner (Lauren Zarzar) of State College, PA, sisters: Helen Allen (Jerry) of Eagle Springs, Penny Britt (Charles) and Jenny Talbert (Johnny) both of Seagrove, grandchildren: Morgan, Lucas, Karsyn, Annalice, Gabriel and Jonah.
Mr. Garner will lie in repose Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 1 to 5 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral service will be 3:00 pm Sunday May 2. 2021 at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City with Dr. Tripp Foltz and Rev. Wesley Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or to CoolWater Cowboy Church, 1852 Asbury Church Road, Sanford, NC, 27330.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Garner family.