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Asheville - John Harold Garland Sr., 93, of Asheville, NC died on Monday, December 9, 2013 at his home. Harold was a veteran of World War II serving in both England and France. He was a former electrical inspector with the city of Asheville. During his career he received numerous awards including a "Resolution of Appreciation from the City of Asheville", "Grateful Appreciation for his distinguished service as a member of NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors", and numerous awards from the Ellis Cannady Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. He was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Andy and Irene Garland; his first wife, Eleanor White Garland; his daughter, Linda Nichols; his daughter-in-law, Gail Garland; his brother, Jack Garland; and his sisters, Margaret Culbreth and Helen Blankenship.
He is survived by wife, Elizabeth Hill Garland; son, John Garland; son-in-law, Dan Nichols; sister, Phyllis Gardner; step-daughter, Sandy Peake; step-son, Marshall Hill, and numerous grand children and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Beaverdam Baptist Church with Reverend Daniel Reese officiating. Interment will follow at Lewis Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11 at Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue.
Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church or Care Partners of Asheville.
Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through the website www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Dec. 11, 2013