Ode Julius Garner was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Charles Nelson Garner and Laura C. Flanagin. Husband of Ruby Kathryn Gaddis and father of Anna Marlene and Patricia Jean Garner.

He died non battle in Halle, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.

The Knoxville Journal, 12 April 1949
Pfc. Ode J. Garner, 28, died while serving with the Third Division in Halle, Germany, June 6, 1945
Pfc. Garner was a member of the Chilhowee Baptist Church. He entered service Dec. 11, 1942, and was assigned to the Seventh Armed Division at Camp Polk, La., and was later on maneuvers in California and Fort Benning, Ga., was sent overseas and landed in England in June, 1944. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Garner; daughters, Anna Marlene and Patricia Jean Garner; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Garner, all of Maryville; three sisters, Mrs. Audley Garner of Alcoa; Mrs. Charles Graves of Knoxville; and Mrs. Lynn Roberts of Maryville; two brothers, Felbert B. and Charles J. Garner of Michigan.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 September 1917
  • Date of death: 6 June 1945
  • County: Blount
  • Hometown: Alcoa
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 87th Reconnaissance Cavalry Squadron, 7th Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Silver Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Ellijoy Cemetery, Maryville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
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