Mr. Garl Martin Fugitt, 59, of Readyville, Tennessee went on to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 12, 2023 with his wife by his side. He was born to the late Karl and Katherine Fugitt in Elwood, Indiana on Sunday, August 2, 1964. In addition to his parents, Garl was preceded in death by his brother, Greg Fugitt.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Fugitt; son, Luke Fugitt; daughter, Natalie Fugitt; step-sons, Andy (Brandie Young) Grubb and Jack Grubb; step-daughter, Jenah (Brandon) Gunter; brother, Gary (Susan) Fugitt; step-grandchildren, Bryson Gunter, Emary Gunter, Autumn Young, and Izabell Young; nieces, Kristin (Phil) Monroe and Allysson Fugitt; nephew, Curt Fugitt; great nieces, Eleanor Monroe and Margaret Monroe; and several other family members and friends.
Though he was born in Elwood, Indiana, Garl called the town of Fairfield, Ohio home during his childhood. His passion in life was baseball, and there was no denying that he was good at it. His athletic talents earned him a scholarship to Columbia State Community College. He played for the Chargers for 2 years before transferring to MTSU, where he pitched and fielded as a Blue Raider.
He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and eventually obtained employment as Clerk for the United States Postal Service, in Woodbury, TN.
Garl's career with the USPS spanned 25 years, and God must have had a plan for him because that is also how he met his wife, Mary. Coming from strong Christian families, Garl and Mary wanted to emulate the examples set for them and attended North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro.
As a boy, his mother instilled a deep faith in him, and he loved her dearly for it. The discipline and love he and his brothers received from both of their parents left a lasting lesson on how to raise children. Having children of his own filled Garl's heart with joy. He loved them unconditionally, and in them, he was well pleased.
Because he was a wise man, they have ample examples of humility and discernment. Because he was a personable man, they also have the memories of his quick wit, humor, and one-of-a-kind personality. And because he was a godly man, they have hope for a joyous reunion, and what a day that will be!
The family will hold a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Those who wish to attend can reach out for more details.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rutherford County Tennessee Historical Society, Murfreesboro, TN.
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