He was surrounded by his loving family, at his home for over 55 years, in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Cecil was a minister for over 50 years, serving several churches in the tri-cities area. He founded Bible Independent Church, over 40 years ago. His love was for fellowshipping, spending time with his family, fishing, camping and gardening. He was retired from Garland’s Tree Service, which he founded with his son.
In 1951, he married his sweetheart, Charlsie Jean Ayers. They were happily married for over 67 years. Having two sons: Larry Garland and wife Diana Milhorn Garland, and Johnny Garland & Becky Burnette; Four grandchildren: Jennifer Garland Johnson and husband David Johnson; Kimberly Garland Ledford and husband Jared Ledford, Mikell Garland and Dewey Garland. One great-grandchild, Paisley Grace Ledford; Three siblings: Earnest Garland of Johnson City, Tennessee, Shirley Yelton of Maryland and Fairy Mae Carver of Pennsylvania; Special niece: Naomi Harrell, Special sister-in-law: Lois Kyker and a special brother-in-law: Wayne Ayers.
Funeral services for Rev. Cecil Garland were conducted in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Charlie McCamey and Rev. Gary Rodgers officiating.
Friends were received at Tetrick Funeral Services on Sunday, after 1:30 P.M. until the hour of service at 4:00 P.M.
A graveside and committal was conducted on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in the St. Paul Church Cemetery, located at 1665 Allison Road, Piney Flats, Tennessee, 37686. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 A.M.
The family of Mr. Cecil Garland, would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all friends, church family and hospice caregivers, who gave much love, support and prayers.
Those who prefer, can send donations to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, in loving memory of Rev. Cecil Garland.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com . Tetrick Funeral Services 3001 Peoples Street Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve the Garland family.