Jace Brenan Garner, 16, of Stronghurst and Danville, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Danville, and as a result of his death he was able to donate his tissues to help others.
Born July 3, 2000, in Mississippi, he was the son of Terry and Sharon Garner.
Jace attended Danville Community High School and would have graduated next year. He planned to join the ROTC Program through the Air Force. He thought about attending the University of Iowa, but changed his mind to the University of West Florida, so he could live with his cousin and get a dog.
He worked as a Life Guard at the Burlington YMCA.
He attended Joy Baptist Church in Fort Madison. He was involved in swimming, Cross Country, Track, Golf, Art Show and Quiz Bowl. Jace enjoyed scuba diving, hunting, fishing, bow hunting, collecting knifes, traveling, playing with the family dogs, playing basketball and ping-pong. He was a self taught guitarist and liked to help others learn to play. But most of all, Jace enjoyed spending time with his family and goofing around with his best friend Wayne.
Survivors include his parents, Terry and Sharon Garner of Stronghurst, IL; great-grandmother, Margaret Search of Stronghurst; one aunt, Stacy (Ken Laffoon) Johnson of Danville; one brother Brandon (Kelsey) Garner of Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Ciara Garner of North Carolina; one nephew, Brantley Garner; two cousins, Samantha and Sydney Johnson both of Danville, and many other friends and relatives.
He is preceded in death by his cat Midnight.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM with the family to receive friends from noon until 4:00 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Harmony Bible Church in rural Danville.
The funeral service for Jace Garner will be 4:00 PM Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Harmony Bible Church with Pastor Earl Beal officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory following the service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
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