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Walter H. Garmer

January 2, 1926 — January 21, 2019

Walter H. Garmer

Walter “Walt” H. Garmer, 93, of Osceola, Arkansas, passed from this walk of life on Monday, January 21, 2019, at South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola.

He was born in Quincy, Illinois on January 2, 1926, son of the late Henry B. and Pearl Octovia (Dismore) Garmer. Walt spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was united in marriage to the late Doris Lydia Wallace on September 27, 1947 in Osceola and to this union one daughter was born, Darlene. After Lydia’s passing Walt was united in marriage to the late Mary Lee Stone on November 22, 1997 in Osceola, Arkansas. Walt was a charter member of Eastside Baptist Church in Osceola where he was a Deacon and served as Church Treasurer for many years. He was employed by the Unites States Post Office for 24 years as a Postal Clerk before retiring. Walt served our country in the United States Army during World War II.

Walt is survived by his grandchildren, Jimmy Brown and wife Tina and Teresa Welch and husband Leebo; son-in-law, Jim Brown; his and Mary Lee’s children, Virginia Thrasher and husband Gary, Lynn Manley and husband Gary and Joe Stone and wife Sharon; grandchildren, Doobie Manley and wife Morgan, Nicki Wilson, Becky Childers, Jacob Stone and wife Stephanie, Mary Stone and Beth Stone; eight great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Brumby and brother, Robert Garmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Garmer (1996); wife, Mary Lee Stone Garmer (2018); daughter, Darlene Brown and brothers, Russell Garmer and Donald Garmer.

Pallbearers include: Gary Manley, Joe Stone, Leebo Welch, Timothy Clark, Jason Dunlap and Steven Berry

Honorary Pallbearers include: Billy Gatewood, Buster Wilson, Marvin Wilson, Billy Moore, Doobie Manley and Jim Brown

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 24, 2019 beginning at 11:00 AM with Bro. Tom Doty officiating at Eastside Baptist Church in Osceola, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Mississippi County Memorial Gardens in Osceola, Arkansas. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Eastside Baptist Church in Osceola, Arkansas.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.

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Past Services


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Viola Assembly of God Church

10750 US-62, Killbuck, OH 44637

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Eastside Baptist Church

2103 US-61, Osceola, AR 72370

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