Garrett L. Brown, 58,  passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC.

Garrett was born September 12, 1962 to the late Gary and Betty Saunders Brown. He was a graduate of North Moore High School and trained as a licensed plumber.  He was employed with First Line Plumbing and later owned his own business, Browns Plumbing.  Garrett loved working with his hands and was a talented woodworker.  He also enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. Garrett was always pleased to see the work that he accomplished come together in a new home for families he knew.  Time spent with his family was important, especially time with his grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings: Lucille Gattis, Damon Smith, Garry Ray Smith.  

Garret is survived by wife Pepi; daughters: Kayly Brown Lindley and husband Clay; Carla Brown; step sons: Mario Stratta, Davis Stratta; grandchildren: Elin, Brie, Wren, Octavia; brother Wayne Smith and wife Patty; many nieces, nephews and friends.

A graveside memorial service will be 10 AM, Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Mt Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 3925 Old Carthage Road, Carthage, NC 28327; with the Reverend  Jason Whitehurst officiating.  

Memorials can be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pineshurst, NC.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Brown family

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  1. To Kayla and Carla,
    May you feel God’s loving arms around you as you go this very difficult journey. We love you both very much.

  2. I was so saddened to learn of Garretts passing, sending thoughts and prayers for all his family! His Dad Gary Brown was my first cousin and I got to know Garrett over the years! My Sincere Sympathy!!

  3. Garrett was a wonderful person. He was always there when my mom needed plumbing work & listened to her talk about old days when she & his mom worked together. A kind soul that will be deeply missed

  4. Oh my, our hearts are broken for all of you. Garret will be missed and now he is free of this worlds pain in his life. God blessed us by him being the Dad of Kayly and Carla, special nieces. and his grandchildren who he loved dearly. May God comfort all of you and know we love and are praying for you.
    Uncle Ricky and Aunt Karen Rich.

  5. Carla and Kayly and Family I’m so sorry about your loss ! Garrett was a friendly good Guy
    May God wrap his loving arms around you at this time and give you grace and mercy !
    Prayers for the family

  6. We are sadden and shocked to hear of Garrett’s passing.

    Condolences to the family.

    You picked a great picture of Garrett, that’s the way I remember him from high school until the last time I saw him. Always with a smile on his face and laughing!

  7. I went to school with Garrett, always thought of him as a friend. He was great at his profession. He will be greatly missed. Keeping the entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. May God give you comfort during this difficult time all the family is in our thoughts and prayers!

  9. Garrett had a great personality and I will always remember my grandma calling him Brown he always smiled. May Gods sweet comfort be with you.

  10. Dear Kayly, Carla and Pepi – my condolences to you all on the loss of your dad and husband…

  11. Prayers for the family. What a testimony of light Garret gave to all of us. Always with a smile, kind word and helping hand to anyone in need. RIP! Till we meet again through Gods Grace.

  12. Kayla, Carla, and Pepi,
    Prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time! We will miss Garrett! He was alway there for our family whenever we needed help! He care for many and always had a smile!
    Ben and LoriAnn Owen

  13. I am so sorry to hear of Garrett’s passing. I have a lot of fond memories from when were in school together . He will be missed! My prayers are with his family.

  14. Kayly and Carla
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult timeN Love you both so much!

  15. Pepi, Kayly and Carla
    So sorry to hear about Garrett. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.
    Love Donna Burnette Davis

  16. Kim and I are grieved for you all in your loss of Garrett. Such a caring , concerned man who looked to the interest of others. He was very good to my mom when she had plumbing needs. That is greatly appreciated. He spoke of Kayly and Carla and his wife Pepi when he and I talked. I always will appreciate his encouragement of me as Principal at Westmoore. He will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms now in your grief and in the days to come. We love you all. Bruce and Kim Williams

  17. Kayly,

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Kayly and Carla, My thoughts and prayers are with you both in the loss of your dad! He loved you both dearly and love those grandgirls as well. May God bless you both.

  19. So saddened to hear of Garrett’s passing. We were the class of 1980. I always considered Garrett a friend. Prayers and condolences for the family. 🙏

  20. Saddened to hear about Garrett’s passing. Prayers for the family. Garrett and I were only 18 days apart in age, so we spent all our school years together; sleepovers at each other’s house and many innings on the baseball diamond. He was a great friend. NMHS Class of 1980.

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