McMinnville resident and North Carolina native Garnett Jewell McCormack, 81, was born May 6, 1935 and died Sept. 24 at Raintree Manor following an extended illness.
A retired plumber and electrician with Byars Plumbing and Electric, United States Army veteran and member of the Smyrna Church of Christ, he was the son of the late H.D. and Tellie Brady McCormack. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arlen McCormack and brother-in-law Gary Gooch.
Mr. McCormack is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Garnett and Linda McCormack Jr. of McMinnville; daughter Renee McCormack Driver Breedlove of McMinnville; former wife and special friend, Georgia Wilks of McMinnville; two granddaughters, Jacklyn Driver and Jessica Holland, both of McMinnville; great-grandson Japeth Gilley of McMinnville; two brothers and sister-in-law William and wife Betty McCormack of McMinnville and Humphrey McCormack Jr. of McMinnville; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Johnny Sue Simerly and husband Leroy of Quebeck, Joann Page and husband Bill of Smithville, Carline Gooch Butts and husband Charlie of McMinnville, and Patsy Paquette and the late George Paquette of McMinnville; sister-in-law, Delores McCormack of McMinnville; special cousin, Bobby McCormack of McMinnville; special friend, Billy Joe Cope of McMinnville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at High’s Chapel with Timmy McCormack and Doug Hoff officiating. Burial followed at Smyrna Cemetery with full military honors administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.