Pastor Nathan M. Garnett, 73, a longtime resident of Washington, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born July 5, 1938, in Durham to Gordon and Carrie Wilson Garnett. He grew up in Lisbon and attended local schools. He attended Glen Cove Bible School and graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 1978.

Nathan was a much-loved pastor of the South Liberty Baptist Church. He was a man of God whose true love was the ministry. He accepted Jesus as his Savior and was called to serve God roughly 45 years ago. He previously worked in roofing and siding and also worked at Bath Iron Works.

He was an adventurous man who loved hunting, fishing, motorcycles and flying.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gail Garnett of Washington; sons, Roy Garnett and his wife, Jan, of Washington, Matthew Garnett and his wife, Lorie, of Clifton, Mitchell Garnett and his wife, Cheri, of Washington, Timothy Garnett and his wife, Angela, of Lynchburg, Va., and Daniel Garnett of Washington; daughters, Elizabeth Stewart and her husband, Malcolm, of Washington and Kathryn Daggett and her husband, Brian, of Washington; brothers, Richard Garnett of Lisbon Falls, Ralph Garnett of Lisbon Falls and David Garnett of Lisbon; sister, Olivia Mason of Lisbon Falls; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A remembrance of his testimony will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24 at the South Liberty Baptist Church, 2895 Burketville Road, South Liberty. Burial will follow in the Garnett Family Cemetery in Washington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Nathan’s memory to South Liberty Baptist Church and Academy, Burketville Road, South Liberty, ME 04949.

You are invited to share your condolences with the Garnett family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.