William Gordon Garrett

William Gordon Garrett, 69, passed away on October 11, 2018.

He was a son of the late Mary Lou Stewart Garrett and David Hunter Garrett. He was a Fountain Inn native residing in Greenville, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Erskine College. Gordon retired as Senior Vice President of First Union Bank of South Carolina, and later served as an adjunct professor at Converse College. He was a lifelong member of Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church and an avid supporter of Fairview Presbyterian Church and the American Red Cross. He was a former President General of the Children of the Confederacy, a former member of the board of directors for the upstate chapter of the American Red Cross, and he enjoyed celebrating his family’s Scottish heritage as a member of the Saint Andrew’s Society.

Gordon will be remembered and appreciated for his love of family and friends, enjoyment of travel, and enthusiasm for history. His generous spirit, kind heart, wisdom, and sense of humor will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Gordon is survived by three brothers and one sister: Toby Garrett (Anne), Stewart Garrett (Rita), Molly McDannald (Ray Overstreet), and Preston Garrett (Jackie), all of Fountain Inn. His extended family includes seven nieces, nine nephews, and thirty-seven great nieces and great nephews with whom he was very close. Surviving nieces and nephews are: David McDannald (Kerri), Hunter Garrett (Aimee), Gene Garrett (Pam), Chris Garrett (Sandy), Robert McDannald (Renee), Edward Garrett, Todd Garrett (Jessica), Mary Stewart MacDonald (Will), Peden Styles (Paul), Linda-Marie Hamill (Rob), Casey Bagwell (Tres), Robin Thackston (Kurt), Kristin Tripp (Thomas), Katie Benninger (Bobby), Bob Haun (Taunya), and Bill Haun.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 3:00 pm at Fairview Presbyterian Church in Fountain Inn. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Fairview Presbyterian Church, or the Upstate Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Condolences to the family of William Gordon Garrett

  • Ray and Barbara Brown, Fountain Inn
    6 years ago

    So very sorry to hear that Gordon had passed away. Our condolences go out to the entire Garrett family. Have known him (Gordon) for many years, and was always a great gentleman. Will miss his smiling face at lunchtime at the Carolina Fine Foods. May God make smooth the path before you (all) in the trying days and months ahead.

  • Clarke and Linda Eukenbary
    6 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family !!
    Love to Lindsay and Tammi Baxter

  • Bob and Harriet Nash
    6 years ago

    Sorry to learn about the passing of Gordon Garrett. He was a special person and always a joy to interact with in conversation. May God continue to bless his extended family and give them comfort and peace as they celebrate his life.

  • Yancey and Donna Epps
    6 years ago

    So sorry about Uncle Gordon. He was always one of the kindest people I know, but so are all of the Garrett’s. He will be missed, but one thing is for sure, he is in heaven with our Lord and the wonderful Mrs. Mary Lou and Mr. David. We are praying for the entire family during this time. God bless you all.

  • Wilton L. Fowler
    6 years ago

    Prayers and sympathy for your family.
    Kirby and Thelma Jones Ballew

  • Curt and Becky Ellison
    6 years ago

    May the grace and love of the Savior be with the family as you go through this time of grief.

    Curt and Becky Ellison

  • Mac & Brenda McDannald
    6 years ago

    Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending much love.

  • Richard Galloway
    6 years ago

    Very sorry to learn the sad news about Gordon. He was a member of the Southern Bank Audit Dept when I joined it in 1974. Enjoyed immensely his engaging personality and learned much from the diligence and professionalism he displayed there and in other positions he held with the bank. It was my good fortune to have known him. My sincere condolences to the Garrett family.

  • Terry Long
    5 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Garrett family on the loss of Gordon. I just found out about his passing. We were high school classmates and later both were in banking in Greenville. Gordon was truly one of the good guys.

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