Official Obituary of

Garry Files

October 31, 1956 ~ May 24, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Garry Files Obituary

   Garry Edward Files was born on October 31st, 1956 in Fayette, AL. He was the son of the late Edward Lloyd Files and the late Edith Willene (Kelley) Files. The grandson of the late Elbert Eugene Files and Mamie Elizabeth (Madison) Files, James Henry Kelley and Jessie Ardelia (Hagger) Kelley. He had one brother; the late William Craig Files, two nieces; Laken Ann Files and Kalen Ann (Files) Kelley (Randall) and one great nephew; Wallen Craig Kelley.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 26, 2023 at 2-P.M. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bevans Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 1-2 P.M. at the funeral home.

Garry was a simple man, laid back and a hard worker. He started surface coal mining for P&M and worked as a heavy equipment operator for several surface coal mining companies for 30 plus years, later on retired in 2021.  If he wasn’t at work you would usually find him at home or down at his garage doing mechanic work, he enjoyed working on things. He also enjoyed turkey hunting, deer hunting, watching Alabama football and NASCAR in his spare time. If you knew him you knew he never had a lot to say he was a very quiet and private person. Him and Craig were as different as night and day.

He loved his family and friends very much and he made lots of wonderful memories throughout his life. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He is now at rest in his heavenly home and finally reunited with his Mama, Daddy and brother Craig. He will be dearly missed.

A special thanks to everyone at the Fayette Cancer Center and Amedisys Home Health of Fayette, AL for all there help during this time.

Pallbearers will be: Tommy "Cat Man" Pendley, Dennis Milligan, Steve Milligan, Mark Milligan, Randy "Grunt" Bolton, and Randall Kelley.







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May 26, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Nelson Funeral Home
3659 Hwy 171 North
Fayette, AL 35555

Funeral Service
May 26, 2023

2:00 PM
Nelson Funeral Home
3659 Hwy 171 North
Fayette, AL 35555


Bevan Chapel Church Cemetery


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