William Harley Garner, Jr.

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William Harley Garner, Jr. A longtime resident of Bentonville, Ark., and Oklahoma City, Okla., passed away at the age of 75 on Friday, December 2, 2022, in Bentonville. The son of William Harley and Anna Rlena (Daniel) Garner, he was born on February 7, 1947 in Prairie Grove, Ark. Harley proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents William Harley and Lena Garner, four brothers Buddy, Billy, Bobby, and Glenn, and four sisters Leola, Dot, Reba, and Leta Mae. Survivors include his wife Becky Garner; one daughter Brandi Johnson and her husband Gary of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother Paul Garner and his wife Marsha also of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two grandchildren Cru Johnson and Raven Guelda; and numerous nieces and nephews. Harley was a beloved husband, father, and PaPaw. He will be missed in so many ways, including his infectious smile and enormous zest for life. From having beers with his buddies to watching old westerns, he enjoyed every minute of living. His goofy jokes, songs, quotes, and knowledge of useless information kept everyone laughing and wondering where in the world he came up with them! Harley had three major loves in his life. His high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Becky. The "Cutest Couple in high school remained as such for all of their years together. Next, there was his only child, Brandi. Nothing made him more proud than watching and guiding her to grow up and find her own place and successes in life. And last and certainly the most enjoyable love of his life, his Grandson, Cru. Nothing gave him more pleasure than spending time with Cru or watching his "Little Man" play little league sports. Whether it was little league baseball games, Friday Night Lights flag football, or Oakdale basketball games, he was truly 'in Heaven' when watching Cru! There is no doubt that PaPaw will always be his biggest fan. He will just be watching from the suites now!  Harley, Dad, and PaPaw, we will forever be missing you, until we meet again.  Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2022, at National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Ark. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cru and Gary Johnson, Paul Garner, Michael Brown, Jackie Hamblen and Lee Hamblen. Memorials may be made to "Tunnels to Towers Foundation", 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, N.Y., 10306. Online guest book,

Published December 8, 2022

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