|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1908|
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1999|
Floyd Garner Gartman was the son of Miles Tunney Gartman and Viola Boothe Gartman. He was one of nine children. He is the brother of Joe, Ruby, Mamie, Bootsie,Paul, Charlie, Eli and a stillborn baby who may have been named Quitman.
He was my Uncle Garner. When I was a little girl, he lived with his mother Grandma Viola at their old homeplace on Odom Road near the county line. I remember him wearing overalls and chewing tobacco and telling me stories about his "pet alligator" that he made up for me. After his mother died, he moved to Meinhardt Trailer Park in Citronelle and his brother Joe bought the homeplace and moved there from Oregon.
Uncle Garner was a very comical fellow and was always cracking jokes. In this picture, he was chewing tobacco when I asked to take his picture. He said to hold on just a minute and then he let the tobacco "juice" run down his face and chin for the picture.
Floyd Garner Gartman , a former carpenter, died Friday at a local health care facility. He was 90.
Gartman was a lifelong resident of Citronelle.
He is survived by two sons, Floyd Gartman of Orlando, Fla., and Albert Gartman of St. Paul, Minn.; a daughter, Dorothy Barley of Mobile; a brother, Joe Gartman of Grove Hill; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be this evening from 5 to 8 at Freeman Funeral Home in Citronelle. Services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with burial at Lambert Cemetery in Citronelle.
Mobile Register (AL) - Monday, June 7, 1999
Miles Tunney Gartman (1877 - 1931)
Viola Boothe Gartman (1887 - 1972)
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