UNICOI — William A. “Bill” Garrow, age 71, Unicoi, Tennessee, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 26, 2011, in Johnson City Medical Center.
He was the son of the late James Pearley and Myrtle S. Patch Garrow Sr.
Bill served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He had an adventurous spirit. Bill loved life and lived life to the fullest. He was a pilot and loved flying his airplane.
Bill was a hot rod enthusiast and loved the outdoors. Everyone who met Bill loved him. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family. Bill was a loving and devoted husband and father.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Mollie Winters.
Survivors include his loving wife, Rhonda Winters Garrow; two sons, Jason Garrow and wife, Jennifer, Laguna Hills, CA, Darren Garrow and wife, Shannon, Wildomer, CA; one step-son, Seth Glauer and girlfriend, Mary Rice, Unicoi; two step-daughters, Shea Thomas and husband, Adam, Kingsport, Paige Hooven, of the home; five grandchildren, Tommy Garrow, Ryan Garrow, Ashlee Garrow, Ariana Thomas, Elijah Thomas; one brother, James P. Garrow and wife, Joan, Plattsburg, NY; two sisters, Janet Parker and husband, Donald, Rutland, VT, Annette Hunt and husband, Stuart, Ridgeland, SC; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Lynn Richards and husband, Keith, Whitehall, NY; father-in-law, Ronald WInters, Sulphur Springs; three brothers-in-law, Jeff Winters and Jerry Winters, both of Jonesborough, Brian WInters and wife, Leta, Boones Creek.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 12 noon Friday, October 28, 2011, from the chapel of Unicoi Funeral Home. Reverend John Reed will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until service time on Friday at the funeral home.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Garrow family through our interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, Tennessee 37692 is in charge of the arrangements. (423) 743-1381