His funeral service will be Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 10:00am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please give a Tribute donation to The Memphis Union Mission for Moriah House. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.memphisfuneralhome.net
Memphis Funeral Home
Robert Lee Garmon, 77 of Memphis, Tn died on April 2, 2015. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 33 years, Betty A. (Long) Garmon; 6 children: Kim (Garmon) Hummel, Tyrone L. Garmon, James Raymond Sutton, Melissa A. Cooper, Scott Garmon and Tamara Kujawa. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren: Dinah, Malachi, Ayden, Nicholas, Devanie, Cannon, Rocky, Emily, Alex, Matthew, Anna, Brandi, Heather, Chad. He also leaves behind 3 brothers: Richard Garmon, James Garmon and Samuel Garmon. Born June 18, 1937 and raised in Hoopeston, Illinois, he was the son of Gleason Wade Garmon and Mae Belle (Goin) Garmon who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother Daryle Garmon and sister, Barbara Lanie. After graduating from John Greer High School in 1956 (Hoopeston, Illinois), Mr. Garmon proudly served in the Army. He then served 4 years in the Navy where he was an Electronics Technician on the USS Hazelwood during The Cuban Missile Crisis. After military service, he attended the University of Southern Illinois where he received a Bachelor's Degree in business. He then pursued a lifelong career in the banking industry and retired in 2000 after 32 years at The National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, TN. He was loved by his family and always took care of everyone who needed him. He was an avid antique collector, loved old shooting marbles and many other treasures.