Rev. William D. 'W.D.' Garman, 81, of Johnson City, Washington Co TN, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at the Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville, Greene Co TN.
Rev. Garman was a native of Chambersburg, PA, and had lived in Johnson City since 1954. He was a son of the late William Harry and Ora Grace Martin Garman.
Rev. Garman was an Air Force veteran. He had served as the Tennessee State Chaplain for the Veterans of Foreign Wars for ten years and also served as the National Chaplain for the VFW in the years of 1979 and 1980.
Rev. Garman was a retired minister with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church with thirty- eight years of ministry. After his retirement he was a former staff member and attended Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Christian Garman, of the home; one brother, Harry R. Garman, of Colorado Springs, CO; one nephew, Donald Garman, of TX; two foster children, Robert 'Bobby' and wife, Ruth Baker, of Blountville, TN, and Judy Baker Chandler and husband, David, of Tunnel Hill, GA; several other nieces, nephews; and great nieces and great nephews.
The family will receive friends at Morris-Baker from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2009, and also from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m., Thursday, at the church.
The funeral service for Rev. William 'W.D.' Garman will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2009, in the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Rev. Dwight Kilbourne, Rev. James Bennington and Rev. Paul Seay will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Rev. Tae Hun Yoon, Dr. Joseph Miller, Rev. Robert Kariuki and other ministers. Honorary pallbearers will be the ministers and their spouses of the Johnson City District of the United Methodist Church.
Memorials gifts may be sent to the Holston Home for Children, P.O. Box 188, Greeneville, TN 37743
The family would like to extend their grateful appreciation to the John M. Reed Nursing Home of Limestone for their loving care and concern of Rev. Garman.
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