Camden Garrett, 96, passed away peacefully July 18, 2013, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, in Huntington, W.Va. Cam was preceded in death in 1997 by his wife of 53 years, Ruby Conn Garrett.
Born Aug. 20, 1916, he was the ninth of 12 children of Seymour and Helen Garrett. His brothers and sisters Ruth, Easter, Arthur, Elizabeth, Lee, Rebecca, Edna Mae, Amron, Joe Wheeler, Freda and Douglas all preceded him in death.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Pattie and Tom Walker, of Huntington, and Judi and Chuck Moore, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He was the most wonderful grandfather to three grandsons, Stephen Walker and fiancée Michelle Piegaro, of Cornelius, N.C., Garrett and Amber Walker, of Huntington, and Chip and Erin Moore, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. He was great grandfather to Maddox Richard and Marshall Walker, and Camden and Taylor Moore.
Cam worked for Columbia Gas Transmission for 45 years before retiring in 1981. He served as Superintendent of the Huntington district and Area Manager of Prestonsburg. He served in World War II in five battles and campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge as a tank driver with the 774th Tank Battalion, for which he received a Purple Heart.
His family would like to thank the caregivers for making his life so pleasant the past 19 months. We want to thank especially Lisa Broce and Betty Watson for being with him the entire time. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Prestonsburg, but attended faithfully Central United Methodist Church, in Huntington, after returning to Huntington in 2003.
Flowers are welcome and donations to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, in Huntington, would be appreciated. We appreciate everyone at the Hospice House.
A funeral service was held Monday, July 22 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary by Rev. Ford Price. Interment followed at Spring Hill Cemetery. Family guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com.