Joe Garrett DeHart
Loved By Everyone
Lake Junaluska – Joe Garrett DeHart, age 58, of Ernest Carver Road, a man who was dearly loved by his family and a man who devoted his life to helping others, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
Mr. DeHart was born January 20, 1959 in Swain County to the late William “Bill” DeHart and the late Rebecca Sue Carver DeHart and was the grandson of the late Ernest and Rebecca Carver and the late Coburn and Margaret DeHart. Joe had been a dedicated firefighter with the Junaluska Fire Department for 25 years and he had also been employed as a truck driver with WNC Pallet Company in Candler. Mr. DeHart was a faithful member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church. Joe Garrett was a blessing to his family and to everyone blessed to know him and we shall each hold his precious memory forever in our hearts.
Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Sarah and Doug Messer of Lake Junaluska and Becky and Bob Henry of Sylva; his brothers, Eddie and Gail DeHart of Cherokee and Billy and Bonnie DeHart of Elkton, VA; three nephews; three nieces and seven great-nieces and nephews and also many dear friends.
A Celebration of Life Service for Mr. DeHart will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton. The Reverend Phillip Wyatt and The Reverend Martha Buff Welch will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the celebration of life service. Following the service the Junaluska Fire Department will be honorably escorting Joe Garrett for inurnment to his final resting place in the DeHart Cemetery - Jackson Line Community in Bryson City, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joe’s memory to Piney Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Rikki Rogers, 140 Stillwater Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786 or to the Junaluska Fire Department , 90 Old Clyde Road, Waynesville, NC 28785.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the DeHart family.