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Lee F. Garrett

Lee F. Garrett, age 82, of the Green Spring community, Abingdon, Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

He was born on April 4, 1937, to the late Claude E. “Blackie” Garrett and Bernice Huff Garrett. Lee was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Va. and lived his entire life within sight of his homeplace.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for the Virginia Department of Education for 35 years before retiring as a state supervisor of vocational trades. Lee was an active member of Green Spring Presbyterian Church where he served on the deacon board and also ran the sound system for many years. He had also served on the Washington County Park Authority for 26 years. He enjoyed antique cars and tractors.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Grace Gilmer Garrett; two sisters, Mary Ann Moore and husband, French and Claudia Sprinkle and husband, Malcolm; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to his caregivers at Commonwealth Senior Living.

Visitation with the family will be held from 11 a.m., to 12 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Green Spring Presbyterian Church. A celebration of life service will follow at 12 p.m., with the Rev. Jon Martin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to Green Spring Presbyterian Church, 22007 Green Spring Church Rd., Abingdon, Va., 24211 or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 E. Main Street, Abingdon, Va., is honored to serve the Garrett family.


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