Richard Garner Obituary, Death – On Saturday, December 3, 2022, Richard Carlton Garner, who was 34 years old, passed very suddenly. He was born in Lexington, Virginia, on November 2, 1988, and later lived with his family in Lynchburg and Stafford County. His birthday is November 2. Richard graduated from Christchurch School, which is located close to Urbana, Virginia. While there, he served as a prefect and competed for the school’s lacrosse, golf, and sailing teams. He was awarded the Leadership Award by the lacrosse team, for which he also served as captain.
Richard was able to develop a deep affection for, as well as an appreciation for, the natural world from a very young age. When he was a little boy, he loved going on adventures into the woods with his father and fishing. By taking part in every activity that the Boy Scouts of America had to offer, he worked his way up to the rank of Eagle Scout. The days that he was able to spend with his father, his fellow Scouts, and their fathers while camping and at Philmont Scout Ranch were among his most cherished memories.
Richard turned into an active outdoorsman, spending his time hunting and fishing while maintaining his deep love and reverence for the natural world. He frequently remarked that the times when he was sitting in a tree stand or on the river were when he felt the closest to God. Richard was well-liked by all around him due to his charming demeanor, contagious laugh, tenacious work ethic, and deep affection for his family, friends, and coworkers. In his youth, Richard had a number of amazing role models, but the most important of these was undoubtedly his mother. She fought tirelessly on his behalf and was his champion.
He was a young adult when he established an excellent skill in training Labrador retrievers for field trials and hunt tests. He was also a young adult when he became a qualified and certified professional welder. At the time of his death, he was working in the construction sector. Richard is survived by his parents, Tricia and Bill Garner; his sister Anna Katherine and her two daughters, Jess and Nicole; his grandparents Jean and Carlton Garner of Gulf Shores, Alabama; his aunt Allison Jones, uncle Charlie, and cousin Hope of Tennessee; his aunt Leisha LaRiviere, uncle Jan, and cousins Stacey, Khaki, and JC of Chesterfield; step-grandmother Ann Marie Brown Humphreys and the Brown family of Mississippi; and many friends and colleagues
His grandparents on his mother’s side, Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Humphreys, passed away before he was born. On the morning of Friday, December 16, 2022, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, the Fredericksburg Country Club will play host to a celebration of both the earthly and immortal life of Richard.