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Bill Garrity, age 92, of Lowell, NC, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Bill was born February 24, 1926 in Hillside, New Jersey, he was a son of the late William Garrity, Sr. and Bertha Oschelegar. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy on a Destroyer Transport. Bill owned and operated Correct Temp Heating and Cooling for many years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remodeling homes and selling real estate. Bill was a kind and gracious man who loved his family dearly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Claire Smith Garrity; his mother who raised him, Otilia Oschelegar

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Freda Baldwin Garrity; daughter, Jill Krauss and husband, Bob of New Jersey; son, Bill Garrity and wife, Carol of St. Mary's, Georgia; two step-sons, Dale Conner and wife, Sandi of Lowell and Steve Stacy and wife, hope of Jacksonville, Florida and step-daughter, Wanda Jones of Palm Beach, Florida; one sister, Shirley Garrity. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was conducted at Providence United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. There will also be a memorial service in New Jersey to celebrate Bill's life for friends and family to pay respects in the near future.

Memorial donations are requested to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

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