Garrett Kirkland Obituary, Death – on the evening of Saturday, August 8, 2020, she passed away. The city of Atlanta was Garrett’s childhood home, and he received his high school diploma from Southwest. He was a charter member of both the Park Street United Methodist Church and the North Fayette United Methodist Church. He was a member of both churches. Garrett earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a graduate of the school.
In the early 1970s, Garrett was very active in the Riverdale Jaycees, and as a result, he was honored with both the Key Man and Jaycee of the Year awards in 1972 and 1973, respectively. It’s possible that many people in Fayetteville will remember him as “Coach Kirkland” due to the fact that he was active in Fayette County Youth Sports in the late 1970s while he was also raising his son. In addition to that, he served as a volunteer fireman and emergency medical technician. He enjoyed being around other people and playing games.
He had a strong passion for snow skiing and even worked as a ski instructor for the Atlanta Ski Club at one point. He was the life of every party, and he enjoyed nothing more than to pull pranks on his family, friends, and coworkers. His wife, children, and grandkids were the objects of his deepest affections. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sharon Kirkland; his son, Garrett E. Kirkland, Jr.; his daughter-in-law, Debi Kirkland; his daughters, Autumn Jones of Clarkesville, Georgia, and Erin Fish of Pottsboro, Texas; and his grandchildren, Shea Kirkland & Garrett Kirkland, III of Stockbridge, Georgia and Aubree Fish of Pottsboro, Texas; as well as by his sister, Jeannette Day. His parents, Ed Kirkland and Helene Woods, as well as his sister, Dana Kraft, passed away before he did.