David Gordon Garland
June 21, 2008
David Gordon Garland, 75, died in home in Johnson City on Saturday, June 21, 2008. He was the son of the late Gladys and Jesse Garland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Anne Garland and Kathryn Garland Stokes, his son David Garland, III and a nephew, Phillip Stokes, Jr. Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Jane Garland, a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Normand St. Onge; grandchildren, Alex, Nathan and Darby St. Onge, son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jackie Garland and grandsons, Josh and Danny Pressley. Grandson, Jesse Garland and daughter-in-law Sherry Garland Spooner; brother-in-law, Phillip Stokes, Sr. and nephew, Thom Stokes and family. Throughout his life in Washington County, as a dairy farmer and conservationist, he served the community in many capacities. He received the Tennessee Outstanding Young Farmer Award in 1966, awarded by the Tennessee Jaycees. David served as President of both the Tennessee Holstein Association and the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts. He served as chair for the Washington County Soil Conservation District from 1977 to 1995, was a member of the Governor's Council on Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee and was a Board Member for the Johnson City Area Home Builders Association. David was a graduate of the University of Tennessee in 1957. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Johnson City. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse of the Garland Farm Estates, 303 Garland Farm Boulevard, Gray, TN 37615. A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Happy Valley Memorial Park, family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the following: The Westminster Presbyterian Church Building Fund, or the Mission to North America for Curtis Stapleton's Church Planting, both at this address: 2343 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts Scholarship Fund, 126 Mesa Drive, Gray, TN 37615.