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Victor Gray Garrard

December 26, 1939 January 9, 2018
Victor Gray  Garrard
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Obituary for Victor Gray Garrard

DURHAM: Victor Gray Garrard, 78, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his home in Durham. He was born in Durham, the son of the late Thomas Gray Garrard and Myrtle Marie Goss Garrard.

Mr. Garrard attended Campbell Jr. College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a die-hard TarHeel fan, avid fisherman, a member of Grey Stone Church, and a retired Senior Flavor Chemist from Lorillard Tobacco Research Center in Greensboro, NC. He spent a lot of his time enjoying beach trips with his family and enjoying God’s creation.

Mr. Garrard is survived by his wife of 50 years, Eileen Pierce Garrard; daughter, Alicia Garrard Nelson; son-in-law, Randall Nelson; and grandson, Gaston R. Nelson.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, January 11th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Friday, January 12th at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with Dr. Clay Waters officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Tim McMannen, Danny Dennis, David Dennis, Bryan Grinstead, David Williams and Clifton Whicker.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to Grey Stone Church House for Hope Fund: 2601 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

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6:30 PM 1/11/2018 6:30:00 PM - 8:30 PM 1/11/2018 8:30:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Funeral Service




2:00 PM 1/12/2018 2:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham
1105 Broad Street Durham 27705 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

1621 Duke University Road Durham 27701 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Grey Stone Church

2601 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

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