Charles Edward Garner, 82, of Newport, died Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.

Charles Edward Garner, 82, of Newport, died Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.

He served in the Army and retired after 31 years as a woodworking supervisor with the civil service at Cherry Point. He also delivered the News & Observer for 27 years. After his retirement from Cherry Point, he worked with Oakwood Mobile Homes until 2014.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Free Will Baptist Church of Beaufort with Pastor Richard Patterson officiating. A private burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sylvia D. Garner of Newport; two sons, Charles L. Garner and Larry E. Garner of Newport; one daughter, Julie Garner Munden of Newport; and one grandson.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at First Free Will Baptist Church in Beaufort.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Community Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 245, Swansboro, NC 28584, or First Free Will Baptist Church, 1947 Live Oak St., Beaufort, NC 28516.

Arrangements are by Noe Funeral Service, Beaufort.