Garland G. Root

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Garland Glen Root, 78, of Charlotte, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at home with his wife by his side. He was born May 15, 1939, in Charlotte to Glen H. and Virginia M. (Eldred) Root. Garland graduated from Charlotte High School with the class of 1958. He went on to serve his country in the US Army, where he was stationed in Germany. On April 28, 1962, Garland married the love of his life, Tommie Ann Carter at First Lutheran Church in Charlotte. Once returning from the service Garland found employment at Oldsmobile in Lansing, where he worked in skilled trades as a journeyman millwright. He was a devoted lifelong member of First Lutheran Church in Charlotte, where he served as an elder for many years. Garland enjoyed golfing, bowling, and playing Euchre. He was the best husband, father, and grandfather one could ever ask for. He saw to it that his family always came first. Garland also loved helping others. He was always willing step up and volunteer to assist anyone in need.

Garland is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Tommie Ann; daughters, Tammy Ann Mullins of Eaton Rapids, Tanya Annette Cook of Potterville; four grandchildren, Rose Cook, Robert Cook, Garland Cook, Dacey Cook; great-grandson, Elias Cook; and sister, Connie (Stan) Guzy of Bellevue.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Gerald Root.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Pastor Tim Olson officiating. Interment followed at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte.

Those desiring may make contributions in Garland’s memory to the First Lutheran Church, 550 E. Shepherd St., Charlotte, MI 48813.

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