Jimmie Elchard Garland

February 21, 2020 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather

JIMMIE ELCHARD GARLAND, age 75, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020, at Manor Care Health Services, Lancaster, PA. He was the husband of Miriam “Mim” Engel Garland, with whom he shared 14 years of marriage.

Born in Shady Valley, TN, he was the son of the late Walter Elchard and the late Winnie Mae Barlow Garland.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Garland of Kennett Square, PA and Rita Garland Williams and her husband PJ of Jennersville, PA; one stepson, Robert Eichelberger and his wife Michelle of Elizabethtown, PA; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Jimmie was a machinist at Lenape Forge in Pocopson, PA for many years. After Lenape Forge he worked at the Acme Market in Kennett square, PA, where he played Santa Claus for many years.

He was a member of the VFW Post in Kennett Square and the American Legion Post in Christiana, PA. He enjoyed playing Darts, going to Flea Markets and he was an avid fan of all the Philadelphia sports teams.

He served his county in the U.S. Army.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 6:00 to 7:30 on Tuesday evening, February 25, 2020 at the Full Gospel Apostolic Church of Kennett Square, 430 East South Street, Kennett Square, PA. His Memorial service will follow at 7:30. Burial will be private.

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.



February 25, 2020 6:00PM to 7:30PM Full Gospel Apostolic Church of Kennett Square
430 East South Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Memorial Service

February 25, 2020 7:30PM Full Gospel Apostolic Church of Kennett Square
430 East South Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348




  1. Rita and family,

    I just found out today 3/4/20 that your father has passed. He was a great guy and a friend. I am so sorry for your loss and know all to well the whole in your life this has caused. I can tell time heals and memories comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I pray God will give you peace. RIP Jimmie

    Robyn (Pannell) Welsh | March 4, 2020 at 8:33 AM
  2. Jimmie was a good man. We worked together. So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bob & Sandy Hickey | March 1, 2020 at 9:41 PM
  3. Dear Mary & Family,

    I was sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all.


    Sandy Miller

    Sandra E. Miller | February 28, 2020 at 12:20 PM
  4. My most sincere condolences to the Garland family.
    Tree Tops was Mr. Popularity in H.S.
    Your grief is shared by everyone whoever knew Jimmy.

    Joe Donohoe
    Lewes, DE

    Joe Donohoe | February 23, 2020 at 8:52 AM
  5. Dear Mary, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I know that he had been sick for quite a while and now he is resting in peace. With deepest sympathy Elaine Fiore.

    Elaine Fiore | February 23, 2020 at 8:46 AM
  6. Dear Garland Family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Jim was a good man and an OK Step-Dad. Ha-ha. He was pretty great! There are only good memories I have of him. I know he will be missed terribly. Rita, and Mary ; I still consider you both, Sisters. I am here for you in any way that I can, and will always try to give you a shoulder to cry on, if you need me. Jim was a pretty good role model for me when I was younger. About the only thing he got wrong, was that I would return from Germany, as a ” Drinker. ” I remember him showing me how to shoot, behind his Mom’s house. He was always willing to give whatever he could, when asked of him. I think he thought of me as a son, when he was married to my mom. His mom even asked if I would consider taking the Garland name. Jimmie will be surely missed. God Bless.

    Timothy A Latham | February 22, 2020 at 9:25 PM
  7. We are so sad, but thankful Jimmie is now with God and no longer suffering. Our hearts are full of love for Jimmie’s beautiful family.

    Barbara and Ralph Price | February 22, 2020 at 6:49 PM
  8. Jimmy was a great man that I have known for many,many years! A wonderful father and grandfather that loved his wonderful family first!!!!! And was always a great friend to those who he cherished!!!! Rest In Peace Jimmy!!!!!!! Love you and your wonderful family 🥰

    Joey Peirson | February 22, 2020 at 6:46 PM
  9. To Garland Family, I send my deepest condolences. May God bless you all during this time of sorrow. Sending my prayers and thoughts to all of you.

    Theresa Roberts | February 22, 2020 at 6:24 PM
  10. Dear Mary so very sorry to hear of your Dads passing iam praying for u Love to u Josie Morgan

    Josie Morgan | February 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

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