Wallace Ellred Garner, age 88, of Asheboro passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022 at Randolph Hospital.
Mr. Garner was born in Hillsborough, NC on September 9, 1933 to William and Cora Belle Wallace Garner. He was a member of Seagrove United Methodist Church. Wallace was formerly employed with Walker Shoe Company, Stuart Furniture, and Stedman Manufacturing, and retired from Elastex. In addition to his parents, Wallace was preceded in death by his daughter, Darlene Garner O'Steen and 7 brothers and sisters. Wallace loved to work in his garden, especially with his tomatoes. He enjoyed watching sports and racing on TV.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Shehan Garner; daughter, Tammy Jones (Robert) of King George, VA; son-in-law, Chris O'Steen of Leland; grandchildren, Larissa Jones (Ben Warner) of Durham and Patrick O'Steen (Rachel) of Apex; and great granddaughter, Marissa O'Steen.
A private graveside service will be held with Rev. Ed Carter officiating.
Memorials may be made to Seagrove United Methodist Church, 225 W. Main St., Seagrove, NC 27341.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Garner family.