Ernest Wayne Garland
1946 — 2023
Ernest Wayne Garland, 77, Fort Hill, passed away at his home on Friday, March 3, 2023 in the arms of his wife, Bridget and surrounded by his faithful dogs, Ben and Wally. Wayne was born February 21, 1946 in Antlers, OK, the son of Reba (Haynes) Stachel-Garland. He was a 1964 graduate of Turkeyfoot Valley High School. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1971 as a staff sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a specialist in radio relay, carrier operations and communications. During his tour of duty he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. A CNC machinist by trade, he continued to serve his country by working until his...