Staff Sergeant Alfred Otis Garland | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

by | July 12, 2016 3:24 pm

COTTAGEVILLE – Staff Sergeant Alfred Otis Garland, United States Air Force (Ret.), age 86, entered into rest Monday evening, July 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Cottageville while under the care of Agape Hospice. He was the loving husband of fifty-eight years to the late Mrs. Ongilene Chastain Garland.

Funeral services with full military honors will be conducted 12 noon Thursday, July 14, 2016, from the Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort.

The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday morning from 9:30am until 10:30am at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes, Walterboro Chapel, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be directed in his memory to: Paul Anderson Youth Home, Post Office Box 525, Vidalia, Georgia 30475.

Born January 5, 1930, in Toccoa, Georgia, he was a son of the late Robert Riley Garland and the late Ruby Holcomb Garland. He served our country faithfully beginning in the Army Air Core prior to enlisting with the United States Air Force where he worked until his retirement as a Staff Sergeant. He was a World War II veteran having seen action during the Korean Conflict and served for a short period of the Vietnam Era.   Following his military retirement, he began a career in supply work retiring first from a private sector and lastly from a civil service capacity. He dearly loved to read and walk, both of which he avidly done each and every day. He was not a joiner of organizations; however, he joined his family in every aspect that a devoted family man could.

Surviving are: three children, Randall Garland and his wife Katie of Cocoa, Florida, Vickie Garland Malone and her husband Jerry of Summit, Mississippi, and Scott Gregory Garland and his wife Son of Texas; seven grandchildren, Randy, Jr., Collin, Chad, Joshua, Alana, Caleb, and Jennifer (Tony); and four great grandchildren, Annie, Brianna, Megan, and Dalanie.

Arrangements by: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro; 843.538.5408.  Visit our online registry at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.

 

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