R G Garland
Served His Lord and Loved His Family
Canton- Pastor R G Garland, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, February 16th at 6:30 am with his wife by his side. God blessed R.G. and Phyllis with a large family that he loved and cared for deeply.
Pastor Garland devoted his life to the ministry and serving his beloved church families, having pastored Faith Baptist in Enid, Oklahoma, Calvary Baptist in Williston, North Dakota, and Pine Ridge Baptist in Whitmire, South Carolina. Throughout his many years of ministry, Pastor Garland has led countless souls to giving their hearts to their Savior, and serving the Lord.
In the year 2000, Pastor Garland and his loving wife returned to the mountains that they loved to make their home and he served as the pastor of his home church, Center Pigeon Baptist. During the past 20 years, he has served as the pastor for Jonathan Valley Baptist Church and also as pastor emeritus of Center Pigeon Baptist Church. We give thanks for the life of Pastor Garland and his example of being a true and faithful Christian.
“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
He was preceded in death by parents, T.L. and Estella Walker Garland; his brother, Ronald Garland; and nieces, Christy Harmon and Kerri Garland.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Phyllis Henson Garland; daughters, Bonita Sawatzky (Steve), Karen Danielson (David), and Rachael Bal (Bob); granddaughters Amber Carlson (Jeff), Stefani Sawatzky, Addysen Sawatzky, Elizabeth Sawatzky, Molly Brumley (Jonathan), Kecia Bal, and Lydia Bal; grandsons, Dillon Sawatzky, Tyler Danielson (Laura), Jacob Bal (Rossann), Jonathan Bal (Megan); great-grandchildren, Caroline, Lincoln and Roman Carlson, Clara, Eiley, Norah, and James Sawatzky, Ella, Adalyn, and Lily Brumley, Aiden and Evan DiBuno, Rachael and Kely Bal, Ezrie Danielson, Elijah, Eleanor, and Eloise Bal; sisters, Eulalia Millwood (Steve), and Ladenia Harmon; numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends around the world.
A Worship and Celebration service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Center Pigeon Baptist Church. The family will be receiving friends at the church from 1:00 until 2:00 pm. Pastor Jeffrey Carlson and Brother Dallas James will be officiating.
Memorials may be made in Pastor Garland’s memory to Baptist International Outreach, P.O. Box 587 Jefferson City TN 37760.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the family of Pastor Garland.