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Donald R. Garland

Donald R. Garland Donald R. Garland

Donald Ray Garland, 89, of Elizabeth, Ind., departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Hazelton, Ind., to the late Radis and Nellie Richard Garland.

Donald met his wife, Ruth, while he was employed at Bruce Fox Inc. in New Albany, Ind., and they were later united in marriage on May 31, 1952. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and, upon discharge, began working at Ford Motor Co. in Louisville and eventually retired as a foreman after 34 years. Donald was also a farmer throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth Washburn Garland; his son, Robert Garland Sr.; and his sisters, Bonnie Cunningham and Rose Duggin.

Survivors include his daughter, Judy Martin of Elizabeth; his grandchildren, Rehonna Davis (Eddie) of Elizabeth, Melissa Stroud (Richard) of Elizabeth, Robert Garland Jr. (Carla) of Elizabeth and Cynthia Steele; eight great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon, Ind. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.