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Mr. James M. “Jim” Garst

• Aug 12, 2019 at 2:05 PM

JONESBOROUGH - Mr. James M. “Jim” Garst, age 74, Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Garst was born in Washington County and the son of the late Sherrill & Francis Beals Garst. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Street, four sisters and two brothers.

He was a member of New Hope Church of the Brethren and loved his church family.

Mr. Garst was a United States Army Veteran.

He was a Fireman for the Jonesborough and Sulphur Springs Fire Department for over 40 years. He mowed Fairview Cemetery for 35 years. He enjoyed motorcycles, camping (especially in Florida) and going to auctions.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Verna Flowers Garst, Jonesborough; son, James Richard Garst; grandchildren, Destiney Garst-Greene (Dylan) and Caleb Jones; sisters, Jean Couch, Glenda Phillips, Ruth Odom, Phyllis Couch, Patsy Harlan and Earldene Hignite; one brothers, David Garst; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor John H. Moore officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service.

Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family & friends.

Condolences may be sent to the Garst family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. 

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821

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