GARRETT  REV (FAMOUS)(CONFEDER, W DYKE "UNCLE DYKE" - Logan County, West Virginia | W DYKE "UNCLE DYKE" GARRETT  REV (FAMOUS)(CONFEDER - West Virginia Gravestone Photos

W Dyke "Uncle Dyke" GARRETT REV (FAMOUS)(CONFEDER

Dyke Garrett (Rock Lick - Garretts Fork of Chapmanville WVa) Cemetery
Logan County,
West Virginia

Birth: Dec 10, 1841
Logan County
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 28, 1938
Logan County
West Virginia, USA

Charleston Gazette, Mon, May 38, 1938
Rev. W.D. Garrett, 96, Dies in Logan
‘Uncle Dyke,’ Confederate Veteran, Passes Suddenly

Logan, May – (AP) – Rev. W. D. (Uncle Dyke) Garrett, veteran of the Confederate Army and a widely known mountain preacher, died at 3 a.m. today at his home near Curry, Logan County. He would have been 97 years old had he lived until December 10.

By his side at the end was his 90-year old wife, known throughout a number of West Virginia counties as Aunt Sallie. They observed on Feb. 19 the 71st anniversary of their marriage, which took place in Logan County where each was born and brought up.

Daughter Present – His Daughters, Mrs. Scott justice and Miss Ida Rose Garrett of Huntington and Mrs. John F. Ferrell of Logan, were present at his death. They had come for the Memorial Day weekend with no premonition of tragedy. Another daughter, Mrs. Virgil O. Duffin of Louisville, Ky., reached Huntington tonight en-route to Curry.

Also surviving are three sons, Elbert E. Garrett of Lake, Logan county, and Peter B. and James M. Garrett of Curry; 29 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow at 3 p.m. Rev. John Green McNeely will officiate. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

The son of John Garrett, whose father was one of the early settlers of Logan county. William Dyke Garrett was born , Dec. 10, 1841, in a farmhouse only a few miles from the scene of his death. When the war of secession came he enlisted under the Confederate flag and served there as a member of the famous Logan Wildcats.

Became Farmer – Returning from the war, he became a farmer. He married Miss Sallie Smith at the home of her father, William Smith of Crawley Creek, Feb. 19, 1867. Mrs. Garrett, recalled today that he played the fiddle and danced to his own music.

Sixteen years elapsed before he entered what was to be the distinguishing work of his life. He entered the ministry, in which he was to continue fifty-five years.

He became a familiar figure in Logan and surrounding counties, riding horseback from church to church. Sometimes he went afoot on his missions and his tall, spare form—he stood 6 feet 2 inches in his bare feet—was known to all the people of the mountains and valleys of the Guyandotte, the Big Sandy and Coal rivers.

As minister Mr. Garrett was know prominently in state and general conventions of the Christian church. Wider fame came to him as the minister under whose guidance the late Capt. Anderson (Devil Anse) Hatfield and a number of his sons embraced Christianity and were baptized, and also as the clergyman who officiated at Capt. Hatfield’s funeral and burial in 1921.

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Submitted: 10/21/14 • Approved: 10/21/14 • Last Updated: 10/21/14 • R313-G0

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