Kenneth R. Garber Sr., 82 a long-time resident of Berwick, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2022 at his home.
He was born on December 26, 1939, in Iota, LA the son of Charles R. Garber and Marie Mueller Garber.
Kenneth was a 1957 graduate of Morgan City High School and after high school he went to work with his brother Charlie at Garber Bros which later grew to become Offshore Energy Services. Also, at this time he married the love of his life, Gwen Garber and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He was a Master Mason of Doric Lodge #87 and a member of Acacia Shrine Temple. He enjoyed horse racing both as a spectator and a horse owner.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Gwen Mahfouz Garber; his three children, Kenneth Garber Jr. and partner Tanya Derise, Kristie Garber Brister, and Scot Garber; four grandchildren Mary Grace Garber, Tiffany Brister, Julie Brister, Joshua Brister.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Charles R. Garber and Marie M. Garber, one brother Charles M. Garber and one sister Anna Garber Landry.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Kenneth Garber Jr., Scot Garber, Roy Garber, Grant Garber, Ivan Garber and Gordon Francise.
The family would like to thank Bonnie Blanchard and the nursing staff with Heart of Hospice, for their kindness and care they gave Kenneth.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Church with a visitation being held from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Following services, Kenneth will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery. Following the services there will be a reception held at 130 Fairview Drive in Berwick.