Kenneth Edward Surratt Garber

Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:30 AM

Kenneth Edward Surratt Garber, age 82, of Sevierville, passed away, Sunday, November 25, 2012. Mr. Garber was a member of Sevierville Church of God. He retired from General Motors in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an airplane pilot and loved to fly. He also enjoyed bird watching. Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Franklin Surratt; mother, Cora Jane Surratt; brothers, Elmer Surratt and Connard (Buddy) Surratt.

Survivors: wife, Alyce Jayne White Garber; sons and daughters-in-law, Don Surratt and wife Michelle, Kenneth Dwayne Surratt, Joseph Franklin Surratt, Dink McGhee and wife Robin, David McGhee, Gary McGhee and wife Nancy, Lee McGhee and wife Judy; daughters and sons-in-law, Renda Deskins and husband Les, Melissa Mosley, Amanda Rattliff and husband David, Sr.; 32 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Clayton Surratt and wife Patsy, Jim Guynn; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris Sawyers, Melda Hill and husband Paul; a host of church family and friends.

Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sevierville Church of God with Ken’s nephew, Rev. Jerry Sawyers and Rev. Kenneth Cook officiating. Interment to follow in Middle Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Sevierville Church of God. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.