WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Charles Nichols Garrett Jr., better known as Nick, died Saturday at the age of 53 of a heart attack.
The Wilmington Businessman leaves behind four children: one daughter and three boys. The youngest is Nathan, who we introduced you to back in November for being a champion duck-caller. When we spoke with Nick about his son, he had nothing but praise for all of his children.
Those close to the Garrett family remember him as a loving man.
Garrett was a prominent developer, who built and designed homes and offices.
In 2009, Garrett personally filed for bankruptcy. He said the bankruptcy was a result of a long-term lawsuit settlement with his ex-wife Lee Brewer.
His personal life was also in the spotlight back in 2009 when he took the stand before a federal grand jury and the state Board of Elections during investigations into former Gov. Mike Easley. Garrett admitted donating money to the North Carolina Democratic Party with the intention of benefiting Gov. Easley after he had already donated the maximum amount allowed directly to Easley.
Garrett was well-known in our area, and many viewer comments suggest that he and his craftmanship will be missed.
Andrews Mortuary is handling funeral arrangements.