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Garland C. Fentress

Virginia Beach - Garland C. Fentress (Jack), 91, of Pungo, died on August 13th. He was born on October 15, 1922 in Princess Anne County. He was the son of the late John W. Fentress and Alline Flanagan Fentress. He is predeceased by his wife, Frances (Fritz) Fentress and his sister, Laura Frances (Peggy) Tillman.

He was a kind and caring man who thought of others before himself. A man of strong faith who loved his family and truly loved God.

He was a member of Charity United Methodist Church, Princess Anne Masonic Lodge #25, VFW Post #1211, Natural Resource Pilot's Association and Virginia State Police Association. He served in the South Pacific during WWII in the US Coast Guard. He was a lifetime farmer who grew some of the best sweet potatoes in Pungo. He served a short time in the Fort Story Fire Department and briefly as the Post Master at the Princess Anne Courthouse office. He was retired from the Virginia State Game Commission, where he served as a Game Warden and a pilot. He was affectionally known as the "Flying Game Warden".

He is survived by his son, Daniel Fentress and his wife Pam, his daughter, Michelle Stilson and her husband Ronnie. Also four grandchildren, Joshua Fentress and his wife Becky, Erin Gaylord and her husband, Travis, Wesley Stilson and his wife, Rochelle, and Jamie Boyer and her husband Ricardo and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Jack Burroughs and her husband Joe, brothers-in-law, Joe Parker and Jerry Parker and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 5792 Greenwich Road on September 3rd from 6pm until 8pm. A memorial service will be held at Charity United Methodist Church on September 4th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Charity United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be offered at www.altmeyer.com.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 31, 2014
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