Uyless Earl Garren

07/30/1948 - 11/30/2021


Obituary For Uyless Earl Garren

Uyless Earl Garren turned his last bolt, nut, screw and cranked up his last lawn mower on November 30th, 2021 under the care of Four-Season Hospice & Jennifer Garren. Uyless was born July 30th, 1948, in Hendersonville, NC and served in the U.S. Army with the 198th infantry during the Vietnam War (1967-1971). He married Carla Garst in March 1984 and not long after that they started a family.

Uyless leaves behind his wife of 37 years, four children, seven siblings, two granddaughters, two grandsons, four grand-pups, one great grandson, one great granddaughter, and the Winston cigarette industry for which he was an unofficial spokesperson.

Uyless also made a lot of great, faithful friends over his 73 years. There are too many names to mention between friends and family, but you know who you are. He was remarkably close to all the soldiers that he served with during Vietnam. Along with the men in his squad, he made several friends at the VA hospital in Asheville.

Uyless took fashion cues from no one, his signature everyday look was all his – a plain pocket t-shirt designed by the fashion house Fruit of the Loom or Hanes, a western style long sleeve button up shirt, paired with wrangler jeans worn with an old brown leather belt, and a pair of white Velcro sneakers sold at your local Walmart. On his head was always a Vietnam veteran cap. He was always proud of his service and any person who had served in any armed force.

He enjoyed listening to country music. Two of his favorite songs were Earl Had to Die by the Dixie Chicks and Stuck in the Middle with You by Steelers Wagon. He was also an avid watcher of westerns. His favorites being Bonanza and Cheyenne.

This is the last letter for Uyless Garren. If you knew Uyless, then you knew that he does things his way, whenever and however he feels like it. He has always had a quirky sense of humor, anger management, and stubbornness that he kept till the end.

Services will be held 2pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors.

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  • My deepest condolences to the family. Not only was Uyless a cousin but a friend. God bless you all! Harold Garren

  • Today I am sharing my words of comfort to my co-worker Clayton and the Garren family. As I did not know Uyless Garren I know Clayton and I can say after reading the bio of Uyless Garren his son is a remarkable man with outstanding positive features like his father. I am pleased to know Clayton and to be part of his circle of Friends! My positive energy goes out to all of you during this time for celebrating the life of Uyless Garren. Gene Branon – Yadkinville, NC

  • Sorry for your loss Carla sending hugs your way

  • from the first time I met mr garren he was so nice.his son is my neighbor and every time he visited he made a point to speak to us and say how r u? he was always so cheerful.He was proud to have served his country and rightfully to.thankful for his service

  • My brother love you uyless who served in Vietnam War now with mama Minnie garren and daddy flem garren brothers John and Jerry garren

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