Gabriel Blake Garner was born May 16, 2000 and passed into the presence of The Lord on April 21, 2014.
Gabriel Blake Garner was born May 16, 2000 and passed into the presence of The Lord on April 21, 2014. Gabe was the son of Curtis and Annette Garner of Carthage and the brother of Jessica Garner of Joplin. He was also a beloved grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Gabe was a scholar and an athlete at Sarcoxie Middle School and attended church at Fairview Christian in Carthage. He was a smart, loving young man; and all who knew him were recipients of his warmth, thoughtfulness, and humor. Gabe had accepted Jesus as his Savior and was baptized on June 24, 2012 – the Garner family takes great comfort in knowing that Gabe is whole and safe with The Lord.
Gabe is survived by his loving parents and sister; maternal grandparents Rex and Frances Bohrer of Erie, Kan.; paternal grandparents Buddy and Larma Garner of Carthage, Mo.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 24 at Fairview Christian Church, Carthage. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 25 at Fairview Christian Church, Carthage.
Memorial gifts can be made to the Fairview Christian Church Youth Group, 2320 Grand Ave. Carthage, Mo. 64836 or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 50 Crestwood Executive Center, St. Louis, Mo. 63126 or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Services are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage, Mo.