Mr. Matthew Kyle Garrity, 27, of Senoia


Mr. Matthew Kyle Garrity, of Senoia, GA, passed away suddenly on January 22, 2011 at the age of 27.

Matthew was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving as a fire fighter at bases in Germany and Kuwait. Following his military career, he continued as a firefighter with the Dobbins Fire and Emergency Services at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Matthew was an avid salt water fisherman and loved to cook. He enjoyed using his cooking skills to feed his fellow firefighters. He was a member of Christ’s Church at Whitewater.

Matthew was preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Francis Garrity.

He is survived by his parents, Thomas M. and Jerri Kline Garrity of Punta Gorda, FL; brothers Steve Garrity and his fiancé Rachael Smith of Naples, FL, and Michael Garrity of North Kingstown, RI; maternal grandparents Etta Rue and Jerome Kline of Senoia, GA,; paternal grandparent Lorraine M. Garrity of Port Charlotte, FL; aunts and uncles, Kathleen and Raymond Jorgensen, Gary and Mica Yeomans, Gifford and Heather Kline, Dana and John Lindval, Jackie and Greg Morris, Robert and Christina Garrity, Elizabeth and Greg Brown; numerous cousins, co-workers and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Fayetteville, GA Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Carpenter officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Fund at

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