Irvin Garrett

BELMONT - Irvin Thomas Garrett, 88, died peacefully on Jan. 31, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

A native of Belmont, he was the son of the late David Hicks Garrett Sr. and Carrie Shepherd Garrett.

Irvin was a graduate of Belmont High School and attended Business College in Charlotte. He worked with Matthews Lumber and Queen City Lumber in Charlotte. He was a US WWII Army Veteran and a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, Belmont.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the church.

A committal service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery with full military rites by the Gaston County Honor Guard.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Samuel P. Warner and Daria L. Ragan officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Alma Tate Garrett; stepdaughter, Karen Abrams of Cramerton; step grandchildren, Jason, Stephanie, Shawn and Jennifer; four step great-grandchildren; brothers, William H. Garrett of Belmont, David H. Garrett and wife, Ruby of Mount Holly; sister, Irene Wyant and hus-band Fred of Belmont; brother-in-law, Howard Tate and wife, Martha of Chapel Hill.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 102 S. Central Ave., Belmont, NC 28012.

Condolences may be sent online by visiting

McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Garrett family.

Funeral Home

McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 825-5301

Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 1, 2013