Gerald Garrett Gerald Jerry Garrett, 76, of Lubbock, passed away June 17, 2013, in the Odyssey Hospice unit at Carillon House. He was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Cisco, Texas, to Roy Lee and Odessa (Turknett) Garrett. He was on the football team at Handley High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and went on to graduate from Texas Tech with undergraduate degrees in psychology and history. A lifelong student, he later earned a master's degree in international relations from the University of Arkansas and another master's in anthropology from Texas Tech. His career with the Civil Service took him to duty stations in Illinois, Colorado, Utah, Alabama, Texas, and Germany. He was an active member of Monterey Baptist Church, especially the choir, and sang second tenor in the gospel quartet Boundless Love. He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Tamplen and husband George of Wickett, Texas; sister, Toni Salama and husband Youssef; and niece, Laurie Hasty and husband Rick of Fort Worth. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Entombment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors at Resthaven Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21. Memorials are suggested to the donor's favorite charity.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 21, 2013