The Rev. Sanford Garner, Jr., of the Diocese of Washington, D.C., died September 30 aged 82.
A memorial service will be held at Washington National Cathedral on October 14 at 4 p.m.
Garner, who retired in 1992, was born in Henning, Tennessee on June 16, 1924.
He served as cathedral provost of Washington National Cathedral, 1990-1992, prior to the arrival of then-Dean Nathan Baxter; rector of Christ Church, Georgetown, 1973-1990; rector of Church of the Ascension, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1963-1973; rector of St. Matthew’s Church, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1960-1963; associate rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, Memphis, Tennessee, 1957-1960; and rector of St. Barnabas Church, Tullahoma, Tennessee, 1953-1958.
He attended the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, (D.D., 1995 and M.Div.,1952); Saint Augustine College Canterbury, England (Diploma, 1957); and the University of Tennessee, (B.A., 1949).
His professional affiliations included Order of the Cross of Nails, 1978; and Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, 1992. In 1997, he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II to the Order of the British Empire.
He also served as editor of "The Nature of Christian Community."