Garrett Lee “Gary” Wolfe, age 71, of Bristol, Va., passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022, at his home in Bristol, VA.
He was born February 25, 1951, to the late Preston Lee & Willie Overbay Wolfe in Smyth County, Va. Gary served his country in the United States Army and he was a 32-year employee of Universal Fibers (the former Camac) where he retired as the Vice President of Total Quality. He was an ordained United Methodist Church minister and served as an interim pastor. He founded the Genesis Program for troubled youth, was instrumental in starting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Highlands Community Services in Bristol, Va., and started the Teacher of the Year Program in Washington County, Va.
In addition to his parents, Gary was also preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Wolfe; and brother, Ronnie Wolfe.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Susan Wolfe; two daughters, Jessica Mora and husband, Romeo, of Glade Spring, Va. and Carrie Wolfe and Robbie Heath of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; sister, Millie Turnmire and husband, Don, of Abingdon, Va.; brother, Paul Wolfe and wife, Traci, of Bristol, Va.; two grandchildren, Clay Mora and Kaylee Mora; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, July 8, 2022, at the Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon with Pastor Willis Osborne officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the United States Army and the Highlands Veterans Honor Guard. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM on Thursday evening at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Advocacy Center, 21451 Sugar Hollow Rd., Bristol, Va. 24202.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook. The family of Garrett Lee “Gary” Wolfe is being cared for by Farris Cremation and Funeral Center, 19415 Lee Hwy., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).