OBITUARY: Robert Lawrence Garland Jr.


Robert Lawrence Garland, age 77, of Fairview, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at his residence.

Robert was born on September 3, 1945 in Davidson County, TN, the son of the late Robert Lawrence Sr. and Mattie (Miles) Garland.

Mr. Garland, also known as “Pops” or “Papa”, loved his children and grandchildren, however, his late wife of 51 years, Jeneice, was the love of his life. He loved very much, he loved being a joker, especially with his grandchildren. He loved being with his family.

He enjoyed cooking, fishing, Titans football, squirrel hunting, gardening, and landscaping. In his early years, he worked for Pettus Owen and Woods Funeral Home and for the Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Jeneice Garland; son, Keith Garland; two grandsons, Brandon Keith Garland and Zackary Garland; and a granddaughter, Kristin Ashworth.

Those left to treasure his memory are his children, Tonya Garland (Mitch Amos), Tracie (Eddie) Spears, and Stephen (Carie) Garland, all of Fairview, TN; two sisters, Francis Pomroy and Pat (Sonny) Chester, both of Pegram, TN; sixteen grandchildren, Amanda, Amber, Beth, Peanut, Ryan, Matthew, Bryanna, Emily, Ashley, Josh, Wade, Hailey, Zach, Christopher, Gary, and Chelsea; and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, October 3, 2022, at Fairview Chapel of Dickson Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will resume on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to service. .

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Fairview Chapel of Dickson Funeral Home at 1:00 pm with Bro. Skip Hulan officiating. Burial will follow at Hudgins Cemetery.

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Services are under the direction of Dickson Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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