Garland Lee Donavant, 65, of 1354 Hobson Road, Axton, VA passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at his home. He was born on February 8, 1948 in Martinsville, VA to Myrtle Rigney Donavant of the Dyers Store Community and the late Calvin Parker Donavant.
Mr. Donavant is associated with the Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Martinsville, VA and worked for J & J Southeast as a fork lift driver. He loved fishing, camping and billards.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Dillon Donavant of the home; daughter, Jennifer Shively Donavant of Rocky Mount, VA; son, James Garland of Martinsville, VA; step-daughter, Belinda Snead Smith of Cascade, VA; sisters, Dianne Price, Eva Donavant Weaver, Barbara Whorley and Hazel Pickeral all of Martinsville, VA, Shelby Hanes of Ridgeway, VA and Martha Reid of Madison, NC; brothers, Roy Lee Donavant of Ridgeway, VA and Billy Parker Donavant of Dyers Store Community and three grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Brother Lynwood Turner and Brother Alver Green officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Burial Park.
The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Norris Funeral Services Martinsville Chapel and other times at the home.
Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, VA is serving the Donavant family.
Online condolences may be made at www.NorrisFuneral.com