James Garland


James “Jim” Arrie Garland, 72, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at his home.

The Lord received a godly man who loved his family and friends, loved his country and served it proudly and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a Vietnam veteran in the U.S. Army. He loved riding his motorcycle, and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. He lived in this area for 22 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arrie Garland; mother, Clara Mae Garland; daughter, Lisa Renee Garland: grandson, Drake Garland; and grandfather, Wash Setterfield.

He is survived by his wife, Millie “ Pinky “ Garland, of Decatur; sons: Daniel Garland and wife, Tina , of Chatsworth, Ga., Chris Morrow and wife, LaDona, of Decatur, Dale Gladson and wife, Jennifer, of Chattanooga; daughters, Sharon Garland Powell, of La Vergne, Karrie McLeod and husband, Chris, of Simpsonville, S.C. ; sisters: Gloria Jean Rakstis, and Susan Owenby, both of Cleveland, and Michell Botts; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Bowers Funeral Home of Decatur on Friday, June 12, 2019, from 3 to 6 p.m.

The service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 6 p.m. Friday, with Pastor Bill Pearman officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Gardens Friday after the service, with full military honors.

Please go to www.bowersfh.com and sign the guest book, and offer your condolences.


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