Michael D. Garner, 49, died Friday, December 28, 2007. He was born May 7, 1958, at Fayetteville, the son of Bob Garner and Lou Colclasure.
Mike was a 1976 graduate of Fayetteville High School and then played football for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. He moved to Wichita, Kansas, in 1979 and began working for Cessna Aircraft, holding a variety of positions over the next 28 years.
He and his wife, Lynette, married Aug. 2, 1990. In 2001, he completed his Bachelor of Science and Manufacturing Engineering degree at Southwestern College and became director of quality at Cessna Aircraft in 2007.
He was survived by his wife, Lynette; daughter Tiffany; son, Tyler; granddaughter, Kendyll, all of Wichita; mother and step-father, Lou and Dave Colclasure, of Conway; father & step-mother, Bob and Peggy Garner, of Farmington; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Don Ranz of Farmington, and Cheryl and Kevin Mills of Lincoln; four nieces; two great-nieces.
A visitation with the family was held Tuesday, January 1, 2008, and funeral service was January 2, 2008, at Central Community Church, with burial at Resthaven Cemetery, under the direction of Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. In lieu of flowers, a memorial was established as the Michael D. Garner Scholarship Fund, c/o Goddard High School Marching Band, 2500 S. 199th Street West, Goddard, Kansas, 67052.
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