John Marvin Garr

February 25, 1924February 17, 2013

John Marvin Garr, passed away at UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the age of 88. Borr February 25, 1924, to John Henry and Mary May Garr in Orange, VA, John married Barbara Lee Vawter in Louisa County August 3, 1962. He was a Sergeant in the Army Air Force during World War II, serving on le Shima. Returning to Culpeper, he was employed by the C & P Telephone Company / Bell Atlantic, retiring after 38 years of service; was a member of the Culpeper Host Lions Club for a number of years, served as President for one term; member of the Verizon Telephone Blue Ridge Chapter, and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War, serving one term as Commander for VFW Post 2524; was former member of the Germanna Foundation and the Madison County Historical Society. John was chairman of Keep Virginia Beautiful Committee, representing Culpeper when the Town of Culpeper took first place and was named the number one small town in America; served on the Culpeper Town Council for 16 years, serving on various committees, chairman of the finance committee; served as chairman of the Rappahannock-Rapidan Planning District Commission representing the Town of Culpeper. After his retirement from the telephone company, John did volunteer work at Culpeper Regional Hospital and was a faithful member of the Culpeper Baptist Church. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Lee Vawter, daughter, Margie Anna Garr, son, Daniel Roberts Garr and Gabrielle DiGiandomenico, all of Culpeper and step-son, Samuel L. Cave, Jr. of Springfield, VA, step-daughter, Dorothy Ann Leon and her husband, John Anthony Leon, Jr. of High Point, NC, granddaughter, Hayley Nicole Garr of Culpeper, step-grandchildren; Jonathan Patrick Mitchell of Herndon, VA, Samara Suzanne Collins and her husband Kyle Collins of Charlotte, NC, Molly Janan Corvin and her husband Andrew of Roanoke, VA, Julianne Bree Leon of Greensboro, NC, Andrew Bryan Leon of Shelby, NC, siblings; Kenneth Ray Garr of Culpeper, Mary Jean Craye of Fredericksburg, Homer Grey Garr of Chester and Jesse James Garr of Richmond. In addition to his parents, his siblings; Elizabeth Breeden, Herbert Hoover Garr and Erma Louise Waugh precede John in death. Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper, with Pastor David Williamson officiating and military honors provided by VFW Post 2524 and American Legion Post 330 Honor Guards. Following interment, the family will gather back at Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S. West Street for a time of food and fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Fauquier County SPCA, P.O. Box 733, Warrenton, VA 20188. Condolences mat be given at Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Hayley Garr

October 9, 2013

Grandaddy i miss you soo much <3 i love you and wish you were here with us

Dave Carter

February 26, 2013

So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He lived a long life and keep your good memories of him alive for the rest of yours.

Ginger Jarrells

February 22, 2013

Sorry for the loss of you husband, father, and granddaddy. I know how much Barbara will miss him as her husband and Danny will miss him as his Dad and I know how much little miss Hayley will miss her granddaddy. Daniel loves him and will miss his granddaddy too. Praying God will send you peace and comfort.

Walt and Mary Jo Vawter

February 20, 2013

Barbara and family, We are so sorry to hear about John.. He will be greatly missed. Just remember God only takes the very best..Our thoughts and prayers are with you..

Wayne Jenkins

February 20, 2013

Barbara,Danny,and family.

I was sorry to see and hear of John's passing..I extend my deepest of sympathies,and will miss seeing him walk as well as having the pleasure of stopping and chatting with him.

I'll keep all in my prayers..

February 19, 2013

Linton B. Hudson

February 19, 2013

Barbara, Danny and Family,

I am truly sorry to hear of John's passing; we have been neighbors since I was a child and it is like losing a piece of my childhood;

Please know that our sympathies are with you at this most difficult time; if we can help with anything, please let us know;

You are in our thoughts and prayers;

Sonny & Donna Rosson

Steve Southard

February 19, 2013

Margie, Dorothy, and the Garr families,

So sorry to hear about the passing of John. I had the pleasure of serving with him on Town Council and always considered him a friend and someone who loved Culpeper. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. John did a lot for this community and will be missed.

Susan Shaw

February 19, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to Barbara and family.