OBITUARY

James Henry Garst

31 August, 194221 August, 2015
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On Friday, August 20th, James Henry Garst peacefully went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ. For those who knew Jim, he always had a smile on his face and often a joke to tell. He was definitely a “people person” and never met a stranger. Jim grew up and lived in Blountville his entire life. He attended Holston High School and graduated from Blountville High School, Class of 1961. Not long after graduating high school, Jim joined the Tennessee National Guard and remained active for seven years. Because Jim definitely had the “gift of gab” he was an excellent sales person with various companies. He retired from Sam’s Wholesale Club in the early 90’s.

Jim was a member of Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren in Blountville, TN. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Paul Ivan Garst, Sr. and Dorothy Alice Smith Garst; nephew, Gregory Alan Garst; both paternal and maternal grandparents; and several aunts and uncles. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Amy Garst Archer and her husband, Anthony; his son, Jason Paul Garst; granddaughter, Molly Archer; and the mother of his children, Connie Gilley. Surviving brothers include, Paul Garst, Jr., Mike Garst, Danny Garst and his wife, Betty; nephews, Brian Garst and his wife, Jerri Ann, Billy Garst, Jeff Garst and his wife Hannah; nieces, Stephanie Garst Baker and her husband, Noel, Michelle Garst, Macie Garst, and Harley Barrett; great-niece, Jubilee Garst; and great-nephews, Dayton Baker and Finley Baker.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, August 24, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Blountville, TN. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, 24 August , 2015

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 24 August , 2015

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, 25 August , 2015

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Julie Jenkins

27 August 2015

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Amy and Jason! Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead! Juls

ashley orsbon

27 August 2015

I'm So sorry for the lost of him he must have been a wonderful man i know Connie Gilley and he must have been a great man to be with her so my prayers and love goes to the Family! God Bless you guys!!!!!
~Ashley Orsbon~
Prayers and love!

26 August 2015

Thinking of you and your family at this time. The Angie Clark Allison and Anna Mae Carter Family wishes you the best under these circumstances.
Dean and Brenda Carter

Becky Barnes Miller

24 August 2015

So sorry for your loss of your father I know the loss of the passing of your dad. He is at peace won the battle we are the losers left.behind but we will all join again in our heavenly home
God bless you Jason and Amy and Connie the loving mother of his children

24 August 2015

Love and hugs to you all. Chanda

Jennifer Ramsey

24 August 2015

My deepest sympathy to Amy, Jason, and to the rest of the Garst family. I'm so very sorry for the loss of Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Brenda Roberts

24 August 2015

So Sorry I know your heart hurts so bad...prayers for you and your children.

Carolyn McAtee

24 August 2015

Jim was truly a gracious neighbor. There were times
when he transported my late husband and me to the
airport, often early in the morning or late at night. He
always had a kind word and smile for everyone.
My heart goes out to the Garst family.
In Christian love, Carolyn McAtee

Patsy Baker

23 August 2015

There is not enough room for me to write my memories with Jim. Just know I graduated with Jim , a cousin thru the Wine's, grew up with him, had a lot of fun and love him. Sorry for family's loss,I know Jim loved all of his family and we will see him again! Patsy Baker, Blountville, Tn.

Cathy Rudd

23 August 2015

Amy, Jason and Family...So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Your neighbors, Steve and Cathy Rudd

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