Bird Garrett

Bird Garrett


Valdyn Romaine "Bird" Garrett, 83, husband of Sarah Finley Garrett, passed away Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at his home.

Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Ralph Wyatt Garrett and Clifford Martin Garrett.

Mr. Garrett was a 1947 graduate of Six Mile High School. He was formerly employed with Tinsley Crane Chevrolet in Pickens and later owned and operated Bird's Auto. He was a member of Pickens First Baptist Church, the Adult Sunday School Class where he served as Secretary and Treasurer, and was a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He was also a Pickens Volunteer Fireman for 39 years, member of the SC Fireman's State Hall of Fame, President of the Liberty/Pickens Lions Club, and a District Representative with IPTAY for 25 years.

Surviving in addition to his wife, is a son, Scott Garrett and wife, Gena of Easley; and three grandchildren, Brian Garrett, Taylor Garrett, and Kelsey Garrett.

Mr. Garrett was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by a son, Steven Garrett; and four siblings, Vaughn Garrett, Valley Thompson, Verga King and Virginia Bagwell.

A service to celebrate Bird's life will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Pickens First Baptist Church. The committal service will be private.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church sanctuary.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

The family will be at the home of the son, Scott Garrett, 280 Hinton Road, Easley, SC 29640.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the building fund of Pickens First Baptist Church, 406 E. Main St. Pickens, SC 29671.



Funeral Home

Dillard Memorial Funeral Home
2402 Gentry Memorial Highway Pickens, SC 29671

Published in The Greenville News on May 8, 2013