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Monte Garner, 68, of Keller, Texas, passed away on July 27, 2022, at his home in Keller.


He was born in Jacksboro, Texas, on April 30th, 1954, to William Robert "Billy Bob" and Mary Sue Garner. Monte was raised in Jacksboro and married Linda Hill on March 24, 1984.


Monte was a proud member of the Jacksboro Tigers Football Team and a part of the 1971 State Championship Team. His freshman year of college, he walked onto the UTA Football Team but eventually earned a full scholarship his sophomore year. He played on varsity for four years, earning the title UTA's Little Big Man from the Fort Worth Star Telegram because he was small for a college football player but did big things! He was also awarded the Fighting Heart Award on both the Jacksboro Tigers and the UTA Mavericks teams during his senior year.


Monte worked as a land surveyor, carpenter, auctioneer, and heavy equipment salesman during his 45 year work career where he met many lifelong friends from Texas to New Mexico. He loved the game of golf and his favorite hobby of trading at gun shows. Monte was known by all as a great friend, teammate, son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin, and husband, but his most cherished titles were Dad and Papa.


Monte is preceded in death by his father, William Robert "Billy Bob" Garner; his father in law, Lertice Hill; mother in law, Evelyn Hill; brother in law, Don Hill; and sister in law, Deressa Hill.


Monte is survived by his mother, Mary Sue Garner; wife, Linda Garner; son, Hunter Garner; daughter, Hayley Webb and son in law, Bradley Webb; grandson, Hogan Webb; grandson, Davis Webb; sister, Cindy Richmond and husband Jim; sister, Holly Garner and husband Fred; brother, Kelly Garner and wife Virginia; sister in law, Debbie Endres and husband Dean; brother in law, Doyle Hill; sister in law, Janice Hill; nieces and nephews, Kris, Jordan and Rebecca, Sean and Jessica, Drew and Madison, Ryan, Zadie and Josh, Zoey, Chris and Mechelle, Kevin, Michael and Aleksandra, and Erin; great nieces and nephews, Bennett, Adelyn, Brooks, Kenson, Kamryn Rae, Austin, Kamryn Deressa, Kevin Jr, and Deressa.


Visitation will be held at 9:00 AM Saturday, July 30, 2022, at First Baptist Church Keller, 225 Keller Parkway, Keller, Texas, 76248. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 30, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Keller. A committal service will follow at Bourland Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be sent in Monte's name to the Garner Memorial Fighting Heart Scholarship: Jacksboro High School Ex-Students Association, P. O. Box 337, Jacksboro, Texas, 76458.