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Tuesday March 10th, 2020
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David Garland

David L. Garland, 66, of Carlisle, PA, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Hershey Medical Center. He was born September 30, 1953 to the late Clarance Garland and Cathrine Louise (Seiders) Garland-Sweger.

David retired from Erie Insurance with 18 years of service as a heavy equipment appraiser and  worked at other insurance companies for 20 years. He served in many roles at Carlisle Baptist Church and was a trustee. David served in the USMC during the Vietnam Conflict. He enjoyed bowling, going to the beach and camping with his family. Involved in sprint car racing, David was a crew member for Smith Racing  and for other racing teams also.

Surviving is his loving wife of 40 years, Brenda (Rice) Miller Garland  of Carlisle, PA; children, Tracy (Miller) Gettys (Robert) of Carlisle, PA and Johnny Garland of Utah; siblings, Linus Sweger (Vonda) of Carlisle, PA, Douglas (Lisa) Sweger of Mechanicsburg, PA and Leona Sweger of Harrisburg, PA. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.  David was preceded in death by his son, David Garland; sister, Bonita Chastain and brother-in-law, Edward Chastain.

Services will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Carlisle Baptist Church, 701 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013 with Rev. Edward Roman officiating. A viewing will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the church and also one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4250 Crums Mill Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112 or Carlisle Baptist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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It was a pleasure working with you through the years. You will be missed by all here at SMC. God Bless

Brad Mull Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

Brenda and family - Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.  I've been truly blessed to have had Dave  as my friend and "work family" for all those years.    He was a wonderful and caring man who was so proud and loved his family.     I pray the Lord wraps his arms around you for comfort and that those wonderful, sweet memories see you thru this difficult time.   Dave will live on forever in our hearts.

Karen Brown Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.David and Vicki Griffin

David Griffin Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

Gone But Never Forgotten - One of the BEST from the rest of the ORIGINAL HEAVY EQUIPMENT DEPT.Karen, Steve D, Bob, Dave, Rick, Bill Carr, Bill Cres, Cliff, Mike, and Steve L

Karen, Steve D, Bob, Dave, Rick, Bill Carr, Bill Cres, Cliff, Mike, and Steve L Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.David and Vicki Griffin

David and Vicki Griffin Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM