Douglas Oscar Garner
(1942 - 2009)

Douglas Oscar Garner
Nickname: Big O

Florida, United States of America
September 6, 1942

Florida, United States of America
November 19, 2009

Hunting, Fishing, Diving.
This site is dedicated to Douglas "Oscar" Garner. Oscar dedicated his life to community service. He was a City of Miami Firefighter for 27 years. After retiring he moved to Old Town, FL where he soon became the Chief of the Old Town Fire Department. He then began a new career and became the Director of Emergency Management for Taylor County, FL. He later moved to Sebring, FL, where he assumed the position of Director for Highlands County Emergency Management. Oscar then began a second career and was the Area 6 Coordinator for the State of Florida Emergency Management and was in charge of 10 counties in Southwest Florida. He retired from the State four years ago and settled back in Old Town where he spent time with his wife, Judy, his children and grandchildren.

On June 30, 2008 Oscar received the prestigious "Al Keaton Award" in recognition for his long service, leadership, and dedication to Florida Emergency Preparedness Association.

Oscar truly enjoyed his years spent in Emergency Management - but he would be quick to tell you that he was always a firefighter first. Oscar was a 'people person' who never met a stranger. He was always the first to help anyone in need and there was no task put before him that he couldn't handle. He was the man who wouldn't pass a stranded motorist on the highway, he was the one who would always stop to see if he could help.

He was preceeded in death by his daughter, Carrie Laine Garner.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, seven children, Douglas Garner of Miami, Scott (Amanda) Garner, of Cross City, FL, Crystal Garner of Old Town, FL, Greg Parker of Old Town, FL, Laura (Skip) Barnes-Miller of Cross City, FL, Tim (Leslie)Parker of High Springs, FL, and Jimbo (Jennifer) Parker of Old Town, FL, five grandchildren, Lauren Barnes-Coyle of Clarksville, TN, Rachel Parker of High Springs, FL, Scott & William Garner of Cross City, FL, and James Parker of Old Town.

He is also survived by two sisters, Velma (Jr) Davis of Balm, FL, Mary (Bill) Evans of Crystal River, FL, and three brothers, Jerry (Ann) Garner of Tallahassee, FL, David (Theresa) Garner of Palatka, FL, and Dennis Garner of Kansas City, KS.

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didnt know how to respond. Oscar could defy anything. always remembered great smile and he could always Oscarize anything to make it work.
bambi parker (family)
October 31st, 2012
hi laura nice site i was just crusing thru google to see how many of my sites showed up and i saw this so i thought i'd sign the guest book so you would see someone else visited
Douglas Garner (son)
January 26th, 2011
This is the memorial I set up for Douglas Oscar Garner. To sign the guest book, click on the "Sign Guest Book" button below.
Laura Barnes-Miller
November 29th, 2009
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"You'll never be forgotten and will be sorely missed until we meet again in Heaven."
Laura Barnes-Miller
November 29th, 2009


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