North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Long Time West Montgomery Coach Passes Away

TROY—James Garmon, who for many years coached football at West Montgomery High School, died after an extended illness on January 10 at the age of 83.

A graduate of Catawba College who earned a masters in education at the University of North Carolina, Garmon taught in Apex for 11 years before moving to West Montgomery. He coached at West Montgomery for 22 years and the Most Valuable Player for the season at West was named in his honor starting in 2010. He taught history and driver’s education during his career.

A Celebration of Life Service will be this evening (Monday) at 6 pm at the West Montgomery High School Auditorium on 147 Warrior Drive in Mt. Gilead, with selected speakers and Dr. Phillips McRae officiating.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the James W. Garmon Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o West Montgomery High School, 147 Warrior Drive, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306.