Bill Garrett 1926 - 2013
Services for Bill Garrett, 86, will be at 2 PM, Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Bill died Feb. 2, 2013 in Overbrook.
Mr. Garrett was born Nov. 25, 1926 to Edward Earl and Nancy Ann Grammer Garrett in Lawrence. He attended Oak Ridge school in Grant Township and graduated from Lawrence Memorial High School.
Mr. Garrett served in the United States Navy during WWII. He owned and operated Garrett’s Market for over 50 years. He was also President of Garrett & Son, Inc. Mr. Garrett build and started the Lawrence Tennis Club at Alvamar. He was a member of Centenary Methodist Church, American Legion Post #14, and Eagles FOE #309 all in Lawrence.
He married Barbara Hoskinson on Oct. 13, 1950. She died Aug. 13, 1982. He married Patti Rathbun Glenn on Sept. 3, 1983. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Michael Garrett; daughter Michele Simpson (Maurice); grandson, Kevin Horch, one sister, Blanche Timmerberg; step-sons, Charles, Gary & Tony Glenn; step-daughters, Barbara Glenn, Kathleen Steele (Bob), & Deborah Carrier (Andrew); step grandchildren, Charles Jr., David, Travis & Jessica, Shelly Glenn, Mark & Russell Lavin; step great-grandchildren, Skylar, Andrew, Kailea, Darion, Aron, Makayla, Erika, Austin, Bradly,Sabrina, Michael & Clarence.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Barbara; twin sister, Betty Ann; sister, Thelma
Erline; and daughters, Kathy Garrett and Andrea Horch.
After retiring, Bill enjoyed traveling, and selling his produce at the Lawrence Farmers Market. He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee for several years and actively participated in the parades. In 2009 he was the Grand Marshall.
Bill & Patti have resided at Brookside Retirement Community in Assisted Living for ten months, Bill at the Brookside Manor the last month. Our heartfelt thanks to the entire Brookside Staff for their excellent and loving care.
Friends may call from 8 AM to 7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookside Memorial Fund, Brookside Retirement Community, LINK, in Lawrence or St Patrick’s Day Committee in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
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