JEFFERSON - Roy Lee Garrett, 89, entered into rest Friday, June 6, 2014.
Mr. Garrett was born in Jefferson, the son of the late James Albert and Dessie Watkins Garrett. Mr. Garrett was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army serving in the Pacific Theatre, including the Philippines and Japan, as a military police officer. Mr. Garrett was a long time devoted member of Faith Baptist Church and was relied heavily upon for landscaping advice, as he was a master gardener in his own right. For over 60 years, he worked his family farm, which included dairy, poultry and cattle farming. Mr. Garrett was preceded by his wives, Evelyn Dalton Garrett and Maureen Lee Garrett; sisters, Ruth Johnstone and Lois Garrett; brother, James Garrett; and a niece, Linda Campbell.
A loving family survives Mr. Garrett including a daughter, Judy Beatty and her husband Mike, Jefferson; sister, Willie Nell Garrett, Jefferson; and brother, Hoyt Garrett and his wife Lois, Pendergrass; one grandchild, Amanda Beatty Sorrow, Jefferson; three great-grandsons, Lane, Logan, and Lincoln Sorrow; one step-daughter, Regina Martin and her husband Winsel; two step-grandchildren, Nathan Martin, and Natasha Prater; three step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 9, from the Faith Baptist Church with Dr. Keith Cudd officiating with burial to follow in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce. Honored as pallbearers are Lane Sorrow, Clay Skinner, Charlie Watson, Bubba House, Roy Martin, Storey Tate, Benard Reynolds, and Nathan Martin. Billy Watson will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 427, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com