Mr. Garry Forrest Garrard, age 69 of Blackhorse Run, Martin, Ga., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at St. Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital following a sudden illness.
He was born on November 27, 1950 in Stockbridge, Ga., to the late J.D. Garrard and Frances Ophelia Blankenship Garrard. He was a automotive mechanic and had owned a repair shop with his son. He loved to hunt, fish and was a beekeeper. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Garrard faithfully served his country during the Vietnam Conflict in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by; wife, Rachel Holbrooks Garrard of the home, son, Jason D. Garrard of Hoschton, Ga., daughters, Melissa Bledsoe of Lavonia, Randi Bledsoe of Martin, Kristie Bledsoe of Seattle, WA., sisters, Judy Conquest, Geraldine Allen, Darinda Holliday, Phyllis Rigsby and Aleisha Freeman. Four grandchildren, Alexis Russell, Austin Russell, Olivia Bledsoe and Noah Bledsoe. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Dwight Garrard.
Mr. Garrard will be cremated in accordance to his wishes. A family service will be held at a later date. The family will be at their respective homes.
Coile and Hall Funeral Directors and Cremations, 333 E. Johnson Street in Hartwell will be serving the family of Forrest Garrard.
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