Mr. Verner Lee Garrett, 85, of Commerce, husband of the late Lucille Gipson Garrett, went home to his Lord and Savior on February 11, 2013 surrounded by loved ones at his home.
Mr. Garrett was born in Apple Valley, September 4, 1927, to the late Vester and Birdie Lee Garrett. He owned the Thyatira Store for many years, drove a church bus and school bus, retired from the US Postal Service as a rural carrier and worked in the cattle barn in Carnesville. Mr. Garrett was a member of Antioch Holiness Church in Lula.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Morgan and a brother, Victor "Pete" Garrett.
Left to cherish his memory are: his sons and daughters in law, Larry and Norma Faye Garrett, Darrell and Diane Garrett; sisters, Virginia Gailey, and Mildred Broussard; grandchildren, Clinton Garrett, Tara and Malone Phillips, Ellen and Ben Register, and Katie and Justin Howell; great grandchildren, Jayton Howell, Ava Howell, Farah Weller, Garrett Register, Clinton Register, Camille Register; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 14 in the Evans Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in the Maxwell Cemetery in Nicholson. Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be, Ben Register, Rickey Garrett, Mark Gailey, Justin Howell, William L. "Butch" Moore, and Jimmy Hattaway. The family will receive friends on Wednesday February 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in BarrowCountyNews from Feb. 12 to Mar. 11, 2013