September 5, 1980 – March 4, 2013
Date of Service: March 15, 2013
Section: Garden of Paradise
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, have kept the faith.. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord the righteous judge will give to me on that day, and not to me only but also to all who has loved his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Garrett was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, but was a resident of Santa Monica, California. He was employed as an outstanding car salesman and worked faithfully until his illness. Garrett made so many lasting friendships and loved his work. He was a graduate of Science Hill High School. He loved sports, he played basketball, football, baseball, and also track. He was an outstanding Little League and Babe Ruth pitcher. He loved his church family and was a faithfull member of Friendship Baptist Church. He attended Sunday School, and was involved in the Bethel District and Sunshine Band youth department. Garrett Loved his Pastor, Dr. C. H. Charlton and Mrs. Jenoa Wade, his Director of the Sunshine Band. In California he attended Bel Air Presbyterian Church. He also attended Thankful Baptist Church and was a member of the youth department.
He is survived by his parents, Karen Watson McConnell, a devoted mother, and Charles and Ann McConnell, “Mamaw and Papaw.” Father, Gary McConnell (Mary), Godparents, Reverend and Mrs. Lynn Bachman, daughter, Kathryn Kay McConnell, Grandparents James Watson and Cecile Church, brothers, Adam Vanover, Nick Barnett, Matthew McConnell, Zack McConnell and Donovan McConnell, sisters, Courtney McConnell and Alexis McConnell. Several Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Many other relatives and friends. A special Uncle Bill, Dr. William Murphy II.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday March 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Friendship Baptist Church, 522 West Main St, Dr. C.H. Charlton, Pastor. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm prior to the service at the church.
Graveside services will be held Friday March 15, 2013 at 10:00 am at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, Tennessee.
Professional services provided by Birchette Mortuary www.birchettemortuary.com