Memorial honors life, legacy of longtime Six Mile coach Garrett

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

SIX MILE — Charles Alan Garrett gave more than 40 years of his life to the recreation programs in Six Mile.

A new memorial to Garrett at Ponderosa Park honors his legacy and highlights some of his final words before he passed away on April 21, 2014.

The memorial was unveiled during a ceremony last week at the park.

“What a beautiful day to recognize Charles Garrett and what he provided for the children of this community,” Mayor Roy Stoddard said.

Stoddard said God gave Garrett the “talent of serving.”

A longtime Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative employee, Garrett served Six Mile in many capacities during his life, including as recreation director, recreation board member, baseball coach and football coach.

Sunday’s ceremony was the culmination of 18 months of work and several

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