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July 24, 1942 ~ April 22, 2018 (age 75)

John Roscoe Garland, age 75 years, 8 months and 30 days, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Tapley officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Heaven’s Gates Cemetery in Whitley City.

John was born in Pine Knot, Kentucky, on July 24, 1942, the son of the late Nelson John and Alice E. (Richardson) Garland.  Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Johnny Adam Garland, two daughters: Wanda Lou Garland King, and Mattie Elizabeth Garland, a brother: Alvis Mitchell Garland, and a sisters: Mary Delina Garland and Emma Joan Canada.

Surviving family include two sons: Roscoe Lee Garland of Pine Knot, and Roscoe James Garland of New York, two daughters: Kathy Sue Sexton of Oneida and Patricia Kay Garland of Pine Knot.  He has two surviving brothers: Donnie Gene Garland of Pine Knot and Curtis Nelson Garland of Whitley City, six sisters: Vonda May Courtney of Whitley City, Patricia Carol “Pat” Jackson of Oneida, Tennessee, Peggy Sheila Douglas of Pine Knot, Beverly Phyllis Steele of Pine Knot, Brenda Gail Ball of Stearns, and Freida Leona Bryant of Pine Knot.  He has 25 grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and loving friends.

John had worked for Crawford Steel in Cincinnati as a tool and die maker.  He was a member of the Round Top United Baptist Church.  He loved his family and he loved working.  He was a storyteller and jokester amongst those he loved.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements for John Garland.

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