Philip H. Garrou ’40

Philip H. Garrou ’40, of Valdese, N.C., died Apr. 20, at his residence after a period of declining health. Mr. Garrou was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Burke County to the late Henry Francis and Bessie Rector Garrou. He was a faithful member of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church, the Mimosa Hills Country Club, and the LPDA. Philip was an avid outdoorsman, gentleman farmer, and had a great love for hunting and fishing. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving with the 737th Tank Battalion as part of General Patton’s Tank Corps. Mr. Garrou retired from Alba-Waldensian as vice president of manufacturing with more than 44 years of service. Surviving are two brothers, Victor Garrou (Ann) and Dr. Ben W. Garrou (Annette), 808 Gardiol Ave. N.E., Valdese, NC 28690; a sister, Margaret Heilman; a stepdaughter, Sandra Labbitt (Gary); two stepsons, Steven Stump and Spencer Stump (Rosie); a brother-in-law, Dan Picou; four step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Warren Garrou; his second wife, Vivian Stump Garrou; brothers, Albert Garrou and Edward Garrou ’42; his sisters, Marie Wilson and Anita Picou; brothers-in-law, Harvey Wilson and John Heilman; and sisters-in-law, Doris Garrou and Audrey Garrou.