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Larry "Poss" Garrett

August 7, 1938 — April 13, 2021

Larry "Poss" Garrett
1938 - 2021

Charlotte - Larry "Poss" Garrett, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Levine and Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville with his loving family by his side. Larry was born in Gaston County on August 7, 1938, and is the son of the late Bertram and Mae Rayfield Garrett.

Larry grew up in Belmont and was the oldest of 9 children. He was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1958, graduate of Kings College and Biscayne Business College with a Business and Management Degree. Larry retired as Terminal Manager with Shulman Air Freight Company.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Korea and France. Larry was an active member of Second Baptist Church, Mt. Holly. He was a Christian and was ready to go home.

"Poss" as he was affectionally known as a young man growing up in Belmont, was a true friend to everyone he met. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He will truly be missed by so many. "He loved family, animals, and life".

Larry is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Glenda Bishop Garrett; three loving sons, Larry Garrett, Jr., Ian Maurice Garrett and wife Debbie, Todd Garrett and wife Sherrie and his "Special Pets", Amos Moses and Allie Mae; five loving sisters, Brenda Robinson and husband Max, Sarah Garrett, Darlene Garrett Fitzgerald, Jeannette Graham, Teresa Garrett Pahutski (Greg); seven loving granddaughters, LeeAnn Garrett Koerber (Zack), Laura Garrett Esquerra, Kayla Garrett Bullard (Daniel), Ashley Garrett, Paige Garrett Jackson (Cody), Erika Garrett, Taylor Garrett; five great-granddaughters; five great-grandsons.

The family will receive family and friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Second Baptist Church, 740 Rankin Avenue, Mt. Holly, North Carolina with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Overton and Rev. Ron Watts officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the North Carolina National Guard and the Gaston County Honor Guard prior to the Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m.

Inurnment will be private and at a later date.

Due to the Covid Pandemic, Masks and Social Distancing Is Required.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Mark Garrett; two sisters, Vicki Garrett Kelly, Lynda Mae Garrett; one brother, Jerry Wayne Garrett.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials are requested to be made to Second Baptist Church, 740 Rankin Avenue, Mt. Holly, North Carolina 28120 or Levine & Dickson Hospice House - Huntersville, 11900 Vanstory Dr., Huntersville, North Carolina, North Carolina 28078.

Online condolences may be made at:

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the Garrett family.
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