Garvens began working at the company, which was founded by his father, in 1960. Under his leadership, the company experienced domestic and international growth in the general aviation industry. Garvens was also a leader of the general aviation industry as a past president of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and a board member of Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA).
The Garvens family is committed to the continued growth and success of Engine Components International under the leadership of President Ty Stoller.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Garvens’ memory can be made to:
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Melanoma & Skin Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030
Hope Hospice, 611 North Walnut Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130
EAA/The Spirit of Aviation, Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc., P.O. Box 3816, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3816