Gammon, Garland Dennis


Garland Dennis Gammon, 80, of Richmond passed away September 24, 2021. Dennis was a longtime employee of J.K. Timmons and worked for Reed’s Landing for many years. He dedicated 29 years to Field Day of the Past, and volunteered in almost every project that the organization undertook. He was an enthusiastic storyteller and never met a stranger. He was a man of many talents, which he expressed through his varied hobbies. He was an avid sportsman, an amateur mechanic, a carpenter and a woodworker, who enjoyed travel, adventure, and ice cream. Dennis was the son of the late Claude and Lucille Gammon of Gum Spring. He is survived by his wife, Melinda, who he lovingly endured for 37 years, and his children Karen Nicely (Kent), Patricia Lawson (Gary), John, Sarah McCurdy (Mike), Robert, Richard, and Denise (Steven Hubbard); sisters Joan Lloyd and Shearin England; brother Jerry (Dorothy); sisters-in-law Mary Katherine and Joanna; seven grandchildren; and extended family and many good friends. Visitation will be held at Norman Funeral Home in Goochland from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, Monday, September 27th.Services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 28th at Gum Spring UMC, 191 Cross County Road, Gum Spring. Interment to follow in church cemetery. Donations can be made in Dennis’ memory to Field Day of the Past.


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3 Comments on “

  1. I am so very sorry to hear this. My sympathy and love to the family. Jane and Charles Nuckols

  2. Dennis was quite the character and I’ll have find memories of him. God broke the mold when he was born. I’m sure they are laughing together right now. Rip my friend.

  3. We enjoyed watching Dennis turn the spoon at Field Day. He was a friend to everyone. Deepest sympathy to the family.

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