David resided in Boone, NC. He was born in Columbia, SC, to Dr. and Mrs. (Margaret) O. David Garvin. He was educated at Chapel Hill High School in Pennsylvania. He studied and graduated from Davidson College and furthered his education with a master’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
David served his country in the United States Army Medical Corps, retiring after 25 years and from Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina in 2000.
He was an avid traveler, traveling throughout the country and the world behind the wheel of his motor home or the helm of his boat. He was a member of the Lake Murray Power Squadron and the Special Military Active Recreational Travelers (S.M.A.R.T.)
In recent years, he was a member and secretary of the Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA), High Country Unit, served on the Salvation Army Board of the High Country, longtime secretary of the Boone Kiwanis Club, active in his church, Boone United Methodist Church, and as a volunteer docent for the Blue Ridge Parkway.
David is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha Goodell Garvin of the home; two sons, David Garvin, Jr. of King George, VA, and Paul Garvin and wife Kimberly of Cades, SC, and four grandchildren, Michael, Megan, Cyle and Coy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. O. David Garvin, M.D., MPH, his mother, Mrs. Margaret Garvin, and a brother, Peter.
Memorial service for Lt. Col. David W. Garvin, Sr. will be conducted Saturday afternoon, August 12, 2017, at 3:00 o’clock at Boone United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, from 2:00 until 3:00 o’clock at the church, prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boone United Methodist Church, the Salvation Army of the High Country, or to the Kiwanis Club of Boone.
Online condolences may be sent to the Garvin family at www.hamptonfuneranc.c om.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service, in Boone, NC, is in charge of the arrangements.