Celebrating the life of

Donald Leon Garletts, Jr.

Passed away on February 17, 2022

Donald Leon Garletts, Jr.

Donald Leon Garletts, Jr. 67, died peacefully on Thursday, February 17, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

D.L. was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, a son of Donald Leon Garletts Sr. and Dorothy Jean Schaffer.  He attended Lane High School where he diligently pursued excellence on the football, baseball, Tennis, and Track teams.  His love for the game of tennis ultimately earned him a college scholarship to Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.  After one season with Chowan University, he transferred to Georgia Southern University and went on to earn a professional status in 1976. 

In 1978, D.L. married Regina Kay Roddenberry of Waycross, Georgia.  They have two children, John-David Garletts and Ashley Morgan Christopher.  His love for the game of tennis was equally paralleled by his love of business.  D.L. served as Vice President of Hilton Head Rental Center, a subsidiary of Chris Roddenberry Inc. for twenty-three years prior to its sale to a national corporation in 1999.  He then started his own companies DLG Land Management, Inc. and DLG Contractors, LLC., both of which he served as president for nineteen years.  D.L. was an active member of Compassion Christian Church and was member of the Band of Brothers Men’s Ministry.  He was never known to be a man who knew a stranger.  His sincere, honest, and genuine character allowed for many loving relationships to flourish during his lifetime.  

In addition to his wife Kay;  D.L. Leaves behind his son, John-David Garletts of Savannah;  daughter, Ashley Christopher of Savannah;  son-in-law, James Travis Christopher;  granddaughters, Amelia Joy Christopher and Sydney Lane Garletts;  grandsons, Briggs Daniel Garletts and Landon Bryce Christopher;  sister, Donna Ricci, of Roanoke, Virginia;  and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3:00pm until 4:30pmwith a memorial service immediately following on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Compassion Christian Church 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Savannah, GA 31419. 

In lIeu of flowers, the family suggest you consider a donation in D.L.’s memory to Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406.



So sorry for your loss. God’s grace mercy and blessings

- William Miller Jr, Savannah , Ga

I am so thankful and blessed that we were able to visit. I wish we could have had more time. Love to all and RIP DL.

- Nancy Garletts Kirby, Asheboro, NC


- Denise Cochran, Roanoke, Va

Kay and family, there are no words that can comfort but memories are a way to help. D L is painless now in a better place. Our hearts are hurting for you. Sherri and Harry Connolly

- Connolly, Savannah, Georgia

Sorry to hear about DL’’s dealt ,he and I meet as he purchased petroleum products from me and we developed a working and friendly relationship. He was a fine man and will be missed, May God bless the family at time, Robert Bryan

- Robert Bfyan, Pooler, Ga.

So sorry for your loss Kay.Prayers go out for you and family

- Mary Ann Sullivan, Statesboro, Ga

A candle has been lit!

- Mary Ann Sullivan, Statesboro, Ga.

I just wanted to let you know how blessed I am to have known D.L and Kay as well through Celebrate. It has been a true blessing. D.L was so wonderful with Brandon. May God bless this family, comfort and give strength to all who need it. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around each one of you. With all my love and prayers, Jennifer Godwin

- Jennifer Godwin, Brooklet, GA

Deepest sympathies and prayers to you and yours. May God's peace surround you all.

- Tina Carlson, BONAIRE, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel