Rodney Tyler Garner

August 25, 1995 ‒ September 19, 2017

Westerville, Ohio
Formerly of Marysville, Ohio

Rodney Tyler Garner, age 22, of Westerville, unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

He was born on August 25, 1995 in Willard, Ohio the son of Angela C. Fackler and Scott J. Garner.

Rodney attended Marysville schools and was a house painter for Gary Lowe Painting in Westerville.

He was a member of Sunbury Church of the Nazarene and also attended Rock City Church.  Rodney dedicated his life to Jesus and was baptized while attending Mid Atlantic Teen Challenge in 2013.

Rodney loved baseball and played through grade school and into high school.  He enjoyed skateboarding with friends and had a talent for photography.  He also was a huge fan of Cleveland professional sports.

He will be remembered for his tender heart, huge smile, and how he positively impacted the many people with whom he came in contact.  He had a close relationship with his sister, Kenzie, never missed an opportunity to play with his nephews and loved spending time with his grandparents. Family was always a priority in Rodney’s life.

He will be missed by his mother Angie Fackler of Westerville; father Scott Garner of Shelby; sister Kenzie of Westerville; grandparents John and Connie Fackler of Shelby, Ohio; aunt Vicki and uncle Jason Moore of Johnstown; cousins Jackson and Grant Moore; uncle Marc and aunt Sue Garner of Willard, Ohio; cousins Ashton Garner and Bronwyn (Chris) Rochford; uncle Kevin Garner of Willard, Ohio; cousin Brandon Garner; and many more cherished cousins, aunts, and uncles.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Rodney Truman and Elnora (Kelley) Garner.

Friends may call on the family Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2-5 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury.  Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM at the Sunbury Church of the Nazarene, 790 OH-61, Sunbury, OH 43074.  Final resting words at the graveside will follow at 2 PM at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.  Anything extending the expenses will be donated to Mid Atlantic Teen Challenge.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Rodney’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at

  • Praying for all the family and friends during this difficult time. I know that Tyler loved God. He was a very kind young man. I know he will truly be missed in the hearts of those that knew him. We are praying for your strength, comfort and the peace of God that passes all understanding. Please let us know if there is anything we may do to assist during this time.

  • So Sorry Angie-there are no words of comfort. Know that my thoughts are with you and your family.

    Brenda L Maddy
    Mettler Toledo Retail

  • Dear Angie & Family:
    So sorry to hear about Tyler. I pray that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will wrap his loving arms around you during this time of hurt. My thoughts and prayers are with you over the coming days. I know Tyler was close to your hearts. Remember to always keep him in your conversation.

  • My dear friend Angie and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss and I am sending up prayers, love and hugs to you during this difficult time. May God continued to keep you, console you and treasure your memories. Love Carmen R Brown and Family.

  • The Sparks’ Family holds many fond memories of Tyler (always smiling and ready to lift anyone spirits). He holds a very special place in our hearts!!! We love you Angie and McKenzie and pray that you will be comforted as only God can comfort!

  • Angie and McKenzie,
    We are praying for you both at this time. We were blessed all those years ago as our sons came together to form friendships and play baseball. They are some wonderful memories for our family as we got to know Tyler and the rest of his incredible family. We remember Tyler as a kind person with a very bright light. We are so grateful that God allowed us all to share in that special time together. Sending our sympathy, love, hugs, and prayers.
    Jim, Heather, Mike and Steven Romesburg

  • Tyler, we love you. We miss you. We look forward to the day we see you again. We pray for your family’s and loved ones’ comfort, strength, peace, and even a whole new level of determination to live this life to the fullest of their gifting and talents in honor of the One who gave you the gift of eternal life.
    Much Love,
    -Keith, Darla, Tim, Matt, Brad, & Hailey Lewis.

  • Tyler,

    You were a great friend. The times I spent with you when we were younger were amazing. You always found a way to make all of your friends smile and laugh. Playing Mitts baseball with you were some of the greatest times of my life. I wish we could of stayed closer as we got older but I will always remember you as a great friend of mine. Rest In Peace Tyler! Heaven has gained a great one.

    Angie and McKenzie, my prayers are with you!

  • Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. Know there are many who are there for you for whatever you need. May the Lord be your strength. Hold onto Him tightly. Philippians 4:13 tells us “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Hold this verse close. In God’s Love

  • Angie, Kenz & Family,

    Our hearts are broken for you. Know that you are loved and that your faith friends are lifting you up in prayer. God is walking with you in these days. He loves you. We love you.

    Joe & Vicki Case

  • Dear Angie and family, please know that our hearts are breaking for your tremendous loss. Bob and I are lifting you all up in many prayers.
    “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
    “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
    “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philemon 4:7

  • Rodney,

    You really were like a brother to me and I will be keeping your family in my prayers. I’ll never forget the times we had in teenchallenge and I’m glad I have those memories to hold on to. I love you brother and I will see you again one day.

  • Dear Angie and McKenzie,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both. My heart is sadden to hear this news. The kids were so young when we were neighbors, I have fond memories of those days.

    Hugs and much love
    Kim Heminger and Family

  • Dear Angie and Kenzie,
    Our hearts are breaking and pray for comfort throughout the days ahead. Always give your grief to the Lord. He is our comforter.
    Karen and Art Woolum

  • I know Tyler loved the Lord and that was always so apparent. He was so kind to me even when others were not and I will never forget that. Angie, my mother Elaine and I are praying for you and your family constantly and she says you are one of the kindest, most genuine people she’s ever known. You and Kenzie will 100% see Tyler again and until then he is resting peacefully with Christ.

  • God is our refuge and strength hey very present help in the time of trouble. Psalm 46 1! There are no words that are enough, but God does understand and he is faithful. Our love and prayers are with you. Love your cousin Loretta and Michael Hopkins

  • Garner Family

    I am very saddened by the news of Tyler’s passing, and want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Tyler will always be one of my favorite students. He is one of the most caring kids I have had the opportunity to know.

    Scott Stackhouse

  • Dear Angie and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. As a mother myself I cannot even begin to say I understand what you are going through. Please just know I am praying for you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Laurel Sedlock
    Mettler Toledo

  • I am so very sorry to hear this. My son Taylor just told me. Tyler and Taylor grew up together. Taylor ate lunch in the hall with Tyler in elementary school. They were also wrestling partners. Prayers and deepest condolences to all.

  • Dear Angie and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord will comfort you in this very difficult time.
    Sharon Zielsdorf
    Mettler Toledo

  • Thoughts and prayer with your entire family. May you find comfort in knowing he is with his lord and savior.

  • Kenzie & Angie

    I send my dearest condolences to you both along with the entire Garner family. It saddens my heart and from what I know about tyler and the wonderful things I always heard, heaven gained a beautiful angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sarah Kreuz

  • As his laughter and smile will forever be contagious to all… a young man forever loved by so many. Sending all our prayers, love, and strength!

  • Garner family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I enjoyed having Tyler in class, he was a wonderful student.

    Katie Syx (Tracy)

  • My deepest condolences. Rodney was an amazing guy. Funny, smart, caring and above all a great friend. My heart broke when I heard the news. I am grateful for the last year I spent getting to know him. Some battles dont appear won, but just know you (rodney) helped me today, and thats what life is about. Love you. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. Fly high angel.

  • My deepest condolences to your family. It was such a pleasure to have Tyler in my first grade class at Edgewood. I will always remember his sweet smile. Prayers for your family always.
    Divena Smith

  • Angie,

    My heart breaks for you and your family. I can’t imagine your sorrow. I am praying for you for some comfort. I remember our boys spending many summer days at the pool and skate park. It seems like yesterday.
    Prayers and hugs, Kate Walker

  • Angie,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Know that our hearts are with you and your family. I pray that God gives you strength and guidance.
    Please take care of yourself.
    Prayers & warm hugs,
    Sandy Ryan