Franklin Garst

Franklin Delano Garst

Thursday, August 25th, 1938 - Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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Frank D. Garst, 81, of Salem, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020.

He was born in Roanoke, a son of the late Frazier and Kathleen Willett Garst and had been an area resident most of his life. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a supervisor with Thomas Brothers Excavating following many years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Buchanan, and three brothers, Robert, Jack and Walter Garst.

He is survived by four sisters, Shirley Garst, Nancy Mowles, Sarah Ferguson and her husband Bill and Sandra McGalliard and her husband Bill; a brother, David Garst and his wife Carol; nine nieces and nephews; eleven great nieces and nephews, and a very special friend, Elizabeth Wickens.

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Dianne Jones

Posted at 08:23am
My sympathy to you all in the passing of Frank. I have many fond memories of being part of your “family” as a young girl and spending fun times in your home on Fairview with my BFF, Dutsie. Love and prayers, Dianne Jones ❤️

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