He served 4 years in the US Air Force and received several letters of commendation for bravery while serving in the Korean conflict. He had 53 years experience as a machinist and retired from Cleveland Pneumatic with 22 years of experience in aircraft components, 16 of which were in managerial capacity. He owned Alpha Technologies, 23 years with son, Randy, where he served as master machinist and trainer. He was known as an avid hunter and fisherman who was loved by his family and many friends, who will miss his love, support, friendship and integrity.
Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his parents, William Hardy and Charlise Garrett and brothers, John and Jimmy Garrett.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Huffer Garrett of Winchester; son and best friend, Randy (Charlotte) Garrett of Winchester; brother, Cordell (Dean) Garrett of Huntland; sisters, Louise Sims of Homewood, IL, Alice Dot Sisk, Loyce Chapman and Joyce (James) Putman, all of Estillfork, AL; sister-in-law, Carole Garrett of Cullman, AL; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family is 5-8 PM Tuesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Bro. Randy Davis, Bro. Walter Rayburn and nephew Michael Chapman officiating.
Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Ryan Putman, Cody Putman, Anthony Putman, Dustin Garrett, Greg Garrett, Tim Garrett, Larry Sisk and Michael Chapman will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial donations may be given to the American Lung Association.
Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN in charge of arrangements.