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Celebration of life planned Friday for former Wrightsville Beach fire department lieutenant

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — A retired Wrighstville Beach Fire Department lieutenant and assistant fire chief at Seagate, Mike Garner, passed away Tuesday in a car crash in Pender County, according to WECT news.

Garner was involved in a head-on collision after his truck crossed the yellow line and crashed into a tractor trailer on Highway 210 near Rocky Point, the station reported.

On Friday, Apr. 9, at 11 a.m., there will be a celebration of life held in honor on the 67-year-old. It will be hosted at the Wrightsville Beach Public Safety Building at 3 Bob Sawyer Dr. A private procession will arrive around 10:45 a.m. where the public is welcomed to gather safely. Attendees are asked to be masked and social distance per Covid-19 protocols.

Those who cannot attend can view the ceremony via livestreams:

Wrightsville Beach Park will be closed on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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