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Fleet Garland, age 92, of Shady Valley, TN passed away Thursday morning, April 19, 2012 in Mountain City Care Center. He was born January 15, 1920 in Johnson County to the late Robert Barry Garland and Emma Grace Rambo Garland. He was a member of Shady Valley Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Wilson Garland, in 2006; two sisters, Vena Richardson and Georgia Myers; and four brothers, Hugh Garland, Ambrose Garland, Doag Garland and Herman Garland.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Kay Blondell and husband James of Shady Valley, TN; three sons, James Lester Garland and wife Linda of Shady Valley, TN; Charles Edward Garland and wife Jean of Arcadia, FL and Dewey Harold Garland and wife Idoma of Butler, TN; one sister, Ruth Opal Campbell of Erwin, TN; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Fleet Garland were conducted at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Stout officiating. Music wsa under the direction of Faye Campbell. The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment were held in Shady Valley Memorial Gardens on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Active pallbearers were Richard Shaffer, Chad Guy, Ray Wilson, Chris Wilson, Tom Garland, Lonnie Long, Tony Long, Alan Jackson and Robert Perry. Honorary pallbearers were members of Shady Valley Fire Department, members of Johnson County Rescue Squad, Bill Jackson and men of Shady Valley Baptist Church.
At other times friends may call the residence 165 Fleet Garland Lane, Shady Valley, TN or at the home of his daughter, Brenda Blondell, 718 Hopper Road, Shady Valley, TN.
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As requested by the family of Fleet Garland, his services are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.