William Hillard Garretson, 66, of Roane County, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 at his residence.

Born April 5, 1954, at Mullens, he was the son of the late Ivan Chester and Frances Margaret (Daniels) Garretson.

William was a former coal miner and a Veteran from the U.S. Army. In his leisure he enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. William loved his grandchildren and his dog, Sunny.

In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his sister, Linda Kaye Walls.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Amanda Steele and her husband, David of Beckley; his son, William (J.R.) Garretson, Jr. and his wife, Leslie of Itmann; three grandchildren, Rowan, David, and Remington Steele; one sister, Drema Farley of Daniels; three brothers, Ivan Ray Garretson of Lerona, Charles Garretson of California, and Gene Daniels of North Carolina; special nephew, Tom Garretson; and special friends and family from Roane County.

Services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens with Pastor Richard Midkiff officiating. Burial will follow in the Garretson Family Cemetery, Basin.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

For those wishing to attend the services, CDC guidelines will be followed, social distancing is required, and masks are mandatory.

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The family of William Garretson is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.