HE was a man who devoted himself to the things he liked.
And certainly Stanley Garner did not do things by halves.
He worked for 60 years for the same firm, was a leading member of Outlane Golf Club for 73 years and was a snooker player and official of Hillhouse and Birkby Bowling Club for a mere 76 years.
Mr Garner, of Birkby, who died at the age of 94, was perhaps best known for his golfing exploits.
He was known as Mr Golf at Outlane, where he was chosen to officially open the club’s extended clubhouse in 2006 to mark their centenary.
During his time at the club he served as competition secretary, greens chairman and house chairman. On the playing front, he won 25 major club prizes including six successive scratch matchplay titles for the Sudworth Cup.
His working career saw him join Frosts’ dental surgery in Bradford Road at the age of 14 and he retired at 74, having worked for 60 years as a dental technician.
His son Trevor said: “He was a man who knew what he liked and if he liked it, he stuck with it”.
Mr Garner had two children, Trevor and the late Eunice.
He also leaves four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.