Marion Harold Garrett
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Evansville, Ind. — Marion Harold Garrett, 79, of Evansville, IN, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at VNA Charlier Hospice Center.
Marion was born in Owensville, IN on December 24, 1931 to Vertis Harold and Ophia (Smith) Garrett. He attended Bosse High School where he was a member of the football team. After high school, he joined in the United States Army where he was a part of the 8th Airborn Parachute Jumpers who were stationed in Germany. Marion began his career with Traylor Brothers, then advanced to Meislers where he worked for 25 years. He later retired from Industrial Contractor. Following his retirement, he drove a school bus for EVSC. He was a member of AM Vets Post #84, VFW Post #1114, and the American Legion of Newburgh. Marion was also a lifetime member of the West Side Sportsman Club, and a member of Riverbend Association, Order of the Owls, and the local Teamsters Union for 25 years. He played professionally as a drummer for "The Travelers", a country music band. He enjoyed going to horse races at Ellis Park, fishing in the Wabash River, and hunting rabbit and squirrel.
Marion is survived by his loving companion, Edna Delgman, daughter, Becky Ann Brown (Rick), sons, Glenn Bowen, Danny Garrett (Lisa), Tommy Garrett (Martha), Ronnie Garrett (Jan), Rodney Garrett (Betsy), Buddy Higgins (Angela), sisters, Jeanette Brinker (Roland), Chestine Kuester, all of Evansville, IN, brother, Bob Garrett (Phyllis) of Henderson, KY, many precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Copper.
Marion is preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly Sue (English) Garrett, second wife, Betty (Lefler) Garrett, son, Michael Garrett in 1967, parents, sisters, Patty Hartwick, Linda Emory, Charlotte Herbert, and brother, Dave Garrett.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, May 13, 2011 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave. Burial will be held at Tupman Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Browning Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association, 971 S Kenmore Dr # C Evansville, IN 47714-7514.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Browning and his staff, Dr. Roa and his staff, and VNA Hospice for their care and concern for Marion.
Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.
Published in Courier Press on May 12, 2011