Jimmie Elchard Garland

Jimmie Elchard Garland, 75, of Lancaster, died Friday, Feb. 21, at Manor Care Health Services in Lancaster. He was the husband of Miriam “Mim” Engel Garland, with whom he shared 14 years of marriage.

Born in Shady Valley, Tenn., he was the son of the late Walter Elchard and the late Winnie Mae Barlow Garland.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Garland of Kennett Square, and Rita Garland Williams and her husband PJ of Jennersville; one stepson, Robert Eichelberger and his wife Michelle of Elizabethtown; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jimmie was a machinist at Lenape Forge in Pocopson, for many years. After Lenape Forge, he worked at the Acme Market in Kennett Square, where he played Santa Claus for many years.

He was a member of the VFW Post in Kennett Square and the American Legion Post in Christiana. He enjoyed playing darts, going to flea markets and he was an avid fan of all the Philadelphia sports teams.

He served his county in the U.S. Army.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Full Gospel Apostolic Church of Kennett Square, 430 East South Street, Kennett Square, PA.  His Memorial service will follow at 7:30.  Burial will be private.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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