Jimmy "Yogi" Wayne Garner, 75, of Hixson, finished his brave and lengthy battle with melanoma on Saturday, August 17, 2013. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of Burks United Methodist Church. He retired from DuPont after 33 years. Yogi had a passion for his family, Alabama football, and bowling. He served on the Chattanooga Area Bowling Assn. Board for many years and was inducted into the CABA Hall of Fame for service. He currently was serving on the Southeastern Bowling Assn. Board of Directors. Yogi served as a Little League baseball coach for 15 years at Middle Valley. He served a long time as Chairman of Pleasant Grove voting Precinct.
He is survived by his wife, Jimmye; sons, Gary (Betty) Garner and Travis (Teena) Garner; granddaughters, Allie and Anna Garner; brother, Billy (Margaret) Garner of Scottsboro, AL.; half siblings, Charles, Tommy, and Johnny Garner and Shirley; and several extended family members, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, G.W. Garner and Emma Holder; and half brother, C. W. Garner.
Visitation will be on Sunday, August, 18, 2013 from 2 to 6 PM at the funeral home.
Funeral Services will be at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the funeral home with Rev. Amy Nutt officiating. Burial will follow at
Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Burks United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 6433 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343 or Hospice of Chattanooga.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.