William Robert Garner, III.

william garner, iii.

September 1, 1950 ~ March 21, 2022

Born in: Knoxville, Tennessee
Resided in: Gainesville, Georgia

William Robert “Bill” Garner III, age 72, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away on March 21, 2022, after a battle with cancer. Bill was born in Knoxville, TN, on September 1, 1950, to parents William Robert Garner, Jr. and Betty (Woods) Garner. Bill leaves behind a family that was proud of who he was and will miss him terribly. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Sharon Garner; his daughter, Melissa (Garner) Rouse; sons Joshua Garner and Billy Garner, brothers: Ronnie Garner, Jack Garner, and Eddie Garner; stepsons Bryan DeYoung and Chris DeYoung and 8 grandchildren: Jeremiah Garner, Snowy Garner, Woodsy Garner, Billy-Bob Garner, Elizabeth DeYoung, Everett DeYoung, Sophie DeYoung.

In his early years Bill served in the Army. Bill was an electrician with local IBEW 613, and was well known in the profession. After Bill retired, he began work on a local cattle farm. Bill joined the Johnny Hill Masonic Lodge #748 in 2009. Bill was named Worshipful Master in 2016. Bill was heavily involved with the Masons including organizing and leading dinners to collect funds for the local children’s hospital in Macon, Ga. Bill was also a Shriner and would contribute to the Shriners’ Circus annually.

Bill is well known in his community and never met a stranger. Bill was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, but Bill’s pride and joy was his family. Bill would often host family get-togethers where his children and grandchildren would gather and share a meal and memories. Perhaps one of his greatest achievements was his grandchildren. He would often take them hunting, fishing, hiking or just a simple trip to the local Dairy Queen for a special treat! Bill’s presence will be sorely missed. He was such a kind and generous man, husband, father and grandfather.

A visitation will be held at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, on Friday, March 25th, 2022, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. A memorial service will be held at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, on Saturday, March 26th, 2022, at 2:00PM.

Online condolences can be expressed online at www.wagesandsons.com. Funeral arrangements by Wages and Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046.


Visitation: March 25, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Memorial Service: March 26, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageMay God keep you and let his light shine upon you in Heaven. We’ll done my faithful servant.

    Love you and miss you.

    • CandleImageSharon,
      My deepest condolences, you and Bill have always been so kind to me. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  2. CandleImageSharon, my sincere condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. You are strong and God will help you heal.

  3. CandleImageBill was the best friend anyone could ever have. We have been friends for 26 years and he was always by our side. Karl and I have many wonderful memories of Bill that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Bill you will truly be missed.

  4. CandleImageOur prayers and thoughts are with the family. Bill was a wonderful friend and will be truly missed. Although he is no longer with us, we will keep his memory in our hearts forever.

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