OBITUARY: Houston Odis Garvin


Houston Odis Garvin, age 85, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Houston was born in Gladeville, TN and was the son of the late, Otis Taylor Garvin and Mary Ross Garvin.

He was a longtime member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Houston was employed by T.W. Frierson Company for over 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and traveling.

Houston was also preceded in death by his brother, Paul A. Garvin and his sister, Ida Mae Garvin Gordon.

He is survived by:
Wife of 65 years – Brenda Taylor Garvin
Children – Cindy (Mike) Sanchez, Chris (Lana) Garvin and Cassie (David) Jones
Grandchildren – Olivia (Monti) Anderson, Stephen (Alex) Garvin, Gabe (Kasey) Sanchez, Madison Jones and Daniel Jones
Great-grandchildren – Jazzy Kang-Anderson, Evie Anderson and Aurie Anderson

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 7391 Lamar road, Mt. Juliet, TN with Tip Mosley officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Smyrna, TN. Active pallbearers will be Stephen Garvin, Daniel Jones, Jim Orange, Kevin Garvin, Paul Garvin, Jerry Luna, Michael Keene and Gabe Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernie Taylor, Winston Hickman, Wayne Jones, Harry Jackson, Michael Massey and Candy Mallory.

The family wished to extend their deepest gratitude to Houston’s caretaker, Janet Brazle and her children, Maddie, Claire and Wesley. In addition, the family also wishes to thank the staff of 1 West at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, the staff of Lebanon Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, Dr. Kehinde, Dr. Cane and Dr. Joey Price.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel and from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.


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