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3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

OBITUARY

William Everett Garland

December 22, 1936July 30, 2020
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William Everett Garland, age 83, of Collierville, Tennessee a loving husband of 65 years, father, son, and uncle passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 due to Alzheimer's complications. William was born December 22, 1936. William, was known to many as "Bill" and some knew him as "Eddie."

Eddie learned to be a butcher at the age of 18. He worked at most local grocery stores including; Dixie Mart, Montesi, Pic Pac, Big Star(s) and Highpoint. After years of cutting meat, Eddie enjoyed a career in meat sales and retired from John Morrell.

As a young man, Eddie enjoyed riding dirt bikes, lifting weights and square dancing. After a serious injury, he took up woodworking and spent much of his time sipping coffee and swapping tales with his buddies. Eddie was quick to offer a helping hand to anyone in need and kept candy in is shirt pocket just to bring a smile, even to strangers.

His love of music stayed with him to the very end where he sang his way through his final days.

Eddie is survived by his wife of 65 years, H. Marie Garland, their children Keith and Kim Garland, granddaughter, Taylor Coop-Daniel (Jordan), and his sister, June Webber.

In lieu of flowers gifts in memory of Eddie may be offered to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org)

A visitation will be held at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, August 4th from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Garland family.

  • FAMILY

  • H. Marie Garland, Wife
  • Keith Garland, Child
  • Kim Garland, Child
  • Taylor Coop-Daniel (Jordan), Granddaughter
  • June Webber, Sister

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Michael Anders

August 1, 2020

Uncle Eddie was a fine, warm, decent, and wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face. He was a kind, sweet, and gentle soul that I will surely miss. My wife and kids thought the world of him. Our deepest condolences go out to Aunt Marie, Kim, Keith, and Taylor. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

All our love,

Mike, Lee, and family

Yvonne Koch

August 1, 2020

Eddie was one of the best!
He had such a sweet spirit and kind soul.
My deepest sympathy to Marie, Kim, and Keith.
May your memories make you smile even as your tears flow.

With love and prayers,
Yvonne

Keith Grubbs

July 31, 2020

My condolences to Mrs Garland, Kim , Keith and family. I can’t recall a time when I saw him. That he didn’t have a smile on his face. I will always think of him with that big ole grin. He was special.

Terri Rogers

July 31, 2020

Mr Garland was a sweet man who loved his wife and kids more than anything in this world. My condolences go out to Mrs Garland and to Kim Garland and the rest of his family. You all now have a special angel watching over you.
Love,
Terri Rogers

Julie Tedder

July 31, 2020

Uncle Eddie was the sweetest soul I ever knew. He was a kind and loving man. He was always so good to me and my family. I love you and may you Rest In Peace .

Kathy Cook Kincaide

July 31, 2020

Eddie placed many smiles on my face. We enjoyed each other. He loved his family. He was a treasure 💕

Shelby Crane

July 31, 2020

Uncle Eddie was the sweetest man I’ve ever known! He was full of light and love! We will miss him very much!

Love,
Shelby, Jayden, and Justin Crane

Sidekick Sidekick

July 31, 2020

All my love, prayers and good thoughts!! RIP my friend!! Sidekick

Leslie Robison

July 31, 2020

Dear Marie, Kim and Taylor. I want to express my sincere sympathies to you for the loss of your beloved Eddie/Daddy/Granddad. I love the photos which represent the man he always was until his devastating illness. You two did everything you could to tend to him so lovingly. Enjoy those memories and know that he is suffering no longer.

All my love, Leslie

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Biography

William Everett Garland, age 83, of Collierville, Tennessee a loving husband of 65 years, father, son, and uncle passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 due to Alzheimer's complications. William was born December 22, 1936. William, was known to many as "Bill" and some knew him as "Eddie."

Eddie learned to be a butcher at the age of 18. He worked at most local grocery stores including; Dixie Mart, Montesi, Pic Pac, Big Star(s) and Highpoint. After years of cutting meat, Eddie enjoyed a career in meat sales and retired from John Morrell.

As a young man, Eddie enjoyed riding dirt bikes, lifting weights and square dancing. After a serious injury, he took up woodworking and spent much of his time sipping coffee and swapping tales with his buddies.
Eddie was quick to offer a helping hand to anyone in need and kept candy in is shirt pocket just to bring a smile, even to strangers.

His love of music stayed with him to the very end where he sang his way through his final days.

Eddie is survived by his wife of 65 years, H. Marie Garland, their children Keith and Kim Garland, granddaughter, Taylor Coop-Daniel (Jordan), and his sister, June Webber.

In lieu of flowers gifts in memory of Eddie may be offered to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org)

A visitation will be held at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, August 4th from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Garland family.

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