Mr. Peter Joseph Garland, age 86, of Sewanee, Tennessee, passed away on May 26, 2020 at his home. He was a graduate of the Sewanee Military Academy, University of the South, Emory University School of Law and George Peabody College. He served in the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant before being Honorable Discharged in June 1956. As a civilian he served for thirty years as a law librarian and lecturer-in-law at Vanderbilt University School of Law. He was one of the founders and supporters of the Garland-Govan Memorial Scholarship Fund at The University of the South, a tuition scholarship for students residing in the local area. He is preceded in death by his father, Peter J. Garland and his mother, Katie F. Garland.
He will be remembered by his friends and neighbors for his smile, his keen sense of humor and his passion for sports, particularly baseball.
Burial will be in the University Cemetery, Sewanee, Tennessee. The graveside service will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
It was Mr. Garland’s wish that in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to the Garland-Govan Memorial Scholarship Fund at The University of the South, Sewanee.
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