Howard Garland, Jr., age 77, 715 Lower Stone Mountain Road, Unicoi, passed away at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center. H e was a native of Unicoi county, a son of Elsie Daugherty Garland, of the home, and the late Howard Garland, Sr. Mr. Garland had lived in Granite Falls, North Carolina for 20 years, where he retired as a boiler operator for Singer Furniture Company. He returned home to Unicoi county a few years ago to be with his mom. Mr. Garland was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
Other than his father, he was preceded in death by one brother: Clifford Garland and one sister: Barbara Ann Muneer.
Other than his mom, Mr. Garland is survived by one aunt: Florence Daugherty, Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive including special nieces: Michelle Williams, Houston, Texas, Sarah Booher, Johnson City, Rebecca Burgner, North Carolina and Shelby Hartley, Johnson City.
Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend David Greene and Reverend Otis Hudgins will officiate. Special music will be provided by the Greene family and Inez Chandler. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
The committal service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Garland Cemetery, Limestone Cove. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Garland family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Garland family. (423) 743-1381.