Dr. Ed M. Garrett, a respected resident of Durant, Oklahoma passed from this life into the arms of his Savior on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the age of 58 years 11 months and 30 days. He was born in Boise City, Oklahoma to John H.L. Garrett and Betty Jane (Johnson) Garrett on Wednesday, June 8, 1955. Dr. Garrett married his beloved wife Valeria Ann Krumme in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 26, 1982.
Dr. Garrett practiced Dentistry for 32 years. He was a dedicated active member of the First Presbyterian Church singing in the choir, and serving the congregation as a deacon while also being a member of the Rotary Club. Dr. Garrett was an outdoorsmen with a passion for hunting and caring for his guns by doing his own reloading and gunsmithing; he served on the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry was was a Board Examiner. He liked to; travel, enjoy fine food, and he also enjoyed reading. He will be missed by his family, friends and patients.
Dr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Valeria Garrett of the home; daughter, Meagan French and husband Jason of Mead, Oklahoma; sons, Adam Garrett of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Evan Garrett of Durant, Oklahoma; grandson, Kane French of Mead, Oklahoma; mother, Betty Garrett of Durant, Oklahoma; brother, Marshall Garrett and wife Leslie of Boise, Idaho; brother-in-law, Don Krumme of Durant, Oklahoma; father-in-law, M.L. Krumme of Durant, Oklahoma; cousin, Jane Ann Johnson-Smith of Platteville, Colorado.
Dr. Garrett was preceded in death by his father, John Harvey Loyd Garrett.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 7-8:00 PM Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A Celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Durant, Oklahoma with Rev. Jim Shroyer and Dr. Alan Peeples officiating. Interment will be in Boise City, Oklahoma at the Boise City Cemetery on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM. The pallbearers will be Brian Hill, Scott Hampton, B.J. Keeling, James Britton, Ed Wingfield, Dale Elsener and Jeff Williams.Honorary pallbearers will be Adam Garrett, Evan Garrett, Jason French, Don Krumme, Marshall Garrett and Dr. J.L. Wheeler.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.
Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.