WINDER – Bobby “Bob” Gene Garrett, 81, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013.
He was the son of the late Dewey and Bertie Cruce Garrett. Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Phillips Garrett; brothers, James Garrett, Harold Garrett, and Jessie Garrett. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, was the former owner of Garrett Construction, and retired from the University of Georgia as a carpenter. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Ken Grindle, Athens, Connie and Michael Graves, Lawrenceville, Christy and John Coddington, Winder, and Cindy Royal, Winder; grandchildren, Amy Colson, Garrett Coddington, and Jackson and Kaylin Royal; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Kassidy Colson; brothers, Duane Garrett, Winder, Bill Garrett, Winder, and Donald Garrett, St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, Colleen Winkler, Cleveland, and Carolyn Crane, Jefferson.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 29, and 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. J.L. Yopp and Bro. Steve Roberts officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.