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Located in Waynesville, Garrett Funeral Home is surrounded by the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. Our caring and diverse team understands the decisions you face and will help you create a funeral or memorial service for your loved one.

Our Waynesville funeral home

Lobby at Garrett Funeral HomeFounded in 1928 by N.W. Garrett and his wife, Mary Moody Garrett, Garrett Funeral Home is one of the oldest funeral homes in Waynesville, serving Haywood, Jackson, Madison and Buncomb counties. Our funeral home offers a setting where guests feel at home as they relax in rocking chairs on our covered porch. To add to our appeal, we maintain landscaping with colorful flowers and trees. We also offer on-site parking.

In our lobby stands an antique grandfather clock from the original funeral home. Elegantly decorated in warm colors, our 2 arrangement rooms and 4 private visitation rooms offer solace to families making final arrangements for their loved ones. Our selection room features a variety of caskets, urns and an array of personalized items.

Chapel amenities

Our chapel at Garrett Funeral Home, which comfortably seats 250 guests and can be used for visitation services, contains cushioned pews, an organ, a piano and large screens to display video tributes. We also offer a private family room adjacent to the chapel.

Funeral planning assistance

At Garrett Funeral Home, we provide knowledge, experience and assistance to families—from planning the service to catering the post-funeral reception. We encourage families to take advantage of our options for personalizing their loved one’s funeral services, such as displaying pictures or personal items.

For example, through our Fondest Memories program, guests are asked to write about favorite memories of their loved one, which we compile into a scrapbook and present to the family as a keepsake. This choice is among many ways families can customize their funeral service and bring everyone together.

Cremations, memorial services

Sitting area at Garrett Funeral HomeGarrett Funeral Home also offers a variety of cremation and memorial service options. We can arrange memorial services at our funeral home or at other locations in the Waynesville area. Scattering of cremated remains can also be arranged through our funeral home.

Volunteering and events

Because we believe in caring for our friends and neighbors, Garrett Funeral Home is active in community outreach. We host an Easter sunrise service, a Memorial Day service, the Memorial Tree program in December and the December Celebration of Remembrance service—when we adorn the nearby Waynesville cemetery with a gorgeous display of 1,500 luminaries.

Our funeral home is also available to community service organizations, church groups and support groups for meeting space. Garrett’s team members devote many volunteer hours to civic organizations and programs that assist senior and handicapped citizens, including local nursing home outreach.

Meet our team

Garrett Funeral Home provides the location, amenities and care you need to honor your loved one. We will treat you like family as we guide you through your funeral and memorial service options. Contact us to learn more about our funeral home in Waynesville or to meet with our devoted team members.







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Interested in learning more? Call us at 828-456-8656 to request a custom quote.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Very professional and patient dealings with Chad!"

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October 2020

"Always professional"

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September 2020

"Very sweet people"

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August 2020

"Everyone was so kind. I felt they were so sincere."

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May 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Waynesville Funeral Home Manager -  Garrett Funeral Home

    Chadwell A Hamiel

    General Manager
  • Waynesville Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Garrett Funeral Home

    Anthony A Messer

    Funeral Director
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