Garry Derossitt

Garry E. Derossitt

Sunday, November 11th, 1945 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Garry E. Derossitt, age 74 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Monday, August 3, 2020.

He was born Sunday, November 11, 1945 in Cookeville, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Beecher and Lou Vada (Sullivan) Derossitt.

Garry was a loving husband, father, and friend to all who knew him. He was owner/operator of Garry's Upholstery in Cookeville. He served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam Era. He loved playing country music and played with the Tennessee Outlaw Band for 36 years. He loved Corvettes, Classic Cars, Harley Davidsons and working in his tool shed on many projects.

Garry is survived by his wife of 29 years, Diane Derossitt of Cookeville, TN

1 sister and brother-in-law:
Sabra and Fletcher Barlow of Smyrna, TN

1 brother and 2 sisters-in-law:
Kenneth and Versie Derossitt of Silver Point, TN
Alice Derossitt of Livingston, TN

Numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents Garry was preceded in death by: 1 son Doug Derossitt, 2 brothers: James and Earl Derossitt, and 1 sister-in-law: Hazel Derossitt.

Graveside services with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard for Garry will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 beginning at 3:00pm at Browns Mill Cemetery in Cookeville.
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    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 3:00pm
    Brown's Mill Cemetery
    Cookeville, TN


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Charles and Mae Carr

Posted at 12:48pm
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Johnny and Candie Looper

Posted at 10:58am
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Othonas Xixis

Posted at 05:29pm
Our deepest and sincere condolences for your loss!! Garry was a great man, an awesome family man, a brave American, a good businessman, a gifted musician, and a dear personal friend. We knew Garry for only four+ years and he was able to touch our lives and help us when no others even where near to be found. He didn't have to, but he helped us with out business and became a friend and an extended family member. Garry, I hope the Cookeville soil that will cover to be light and fragrant as you deserve. May your memory be eternal.
Dear Diane, we pray and thinking of you since the day we learnt what happened. Stay strong, as he would wanted you to, and stay healthy to remember Garry and to carry on his memory. Debbie and I love you very much.
Let the soil that will cover you be light

Johnny Looper

Posted at 02:08pm
When I was growing up, Garry's upholstery shop used to be next to my family's furniture store. I spent lots of time just hanging out with him real often. He let me borrow his Corvette for my Senior Prom and one if his Harleys to get my motorcycle license. Top notch guy with a big heart. Would give the shirt off of his back if you needed it. What a great loss this is. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

Mike Palmer

Posted at 05:32pm
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. I can remember many nights spent at Garry's shop practicing with The Outlaws. Good times indeed. Mike Palmer

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