Mr. Carey Ambler Garrett

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“My Dear Uncle Carey, It has been a couple weeks since I was with your family as we laid you to rest.......but....your sweet spirit and soul...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Trude Parrott-Miller - Florence, SC

“Uncle Carey, You will be missed so very much. You brought such joy and laughter into our family. I did not get to see you as often as I would...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara (Bobbie Ann) Doan - SC

“Uncle Carey You were always a good close friend to me. You supported me when I doubted myself. You gave me courage when I...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: David Ray Tant - Charleston, SC

“Uncle Carey (or 'Uncle Monkey' as we called him) was such a sweet and loving person. He could ALWAYS make everyone laugh in ANY situation. You could...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Tant - Goose Creek, SC

“A finer man I have not known. Carey Garrett was a very special person that had the innate ability to make you smile no matter the circumstance. He...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Burk Parrott - Florence, SC

“I echo Melanie's sentiments- I always looked forward to visiting with Uncle 'Monkey' as I never knew what to expect. He could always be counted on to...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Terri Tant Stubbs - Ennis, MT

“I will never forget Uncle Monkey as we all so fondly called him. Always a smile, a joke or an imitation of a monkey! He always made me smile and...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Melanie Dalton - Atlanta, GA


Garrett, Carey Ambler, 81 of Sandston VA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 10, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty Redford and their three daughters, Patty Harrington (David), Janice Garrett , Lori Vaughan (Bob) and 5 grandchildren, Ben, Chase, Kenzi, Kyle and Justin who will miss their Poppa very much! Carey is preceded in death by 4 brothers, Baynham, Jack, Willard, and Mead. He is survived by one brother Forest and many nieces, nephews, good friends and neighbors. He was born and raised in Varina and was a 1950 graduate of Varina High School. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force. Then spent 50 yrs. as a course paper salesman/ manager throughout VA and NC. After retirement, he enjoyed working with Groome Transportation. He was a member of Sandston Baptist Church for 53 yrs. Serving as an usher his friendly disposition made everyone feel welcomed. Family will receive friends Saturday, November 17, 2012 between 1 and 2 p.m. at Washington Memorial Park, Sandston, VA, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Children's Hospital, PO Box 26384, Richmond, VA 23286-8196. Arrangements made by Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA 23231.