Bobby "Bob" Gene Garrett, age 81, of Winder, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013.
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Born to the late Dewey and Bertie Cruce Garrett, Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his wife Elaine Phillips Garrett; brothers, James, Harold, and Jessie Garrett.
Mr. Garrett served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the former owner of Garrett Construction and retired from the University of Georgia as a carpenter. He was also a member of Morningside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Ken Grindle, of Athens, Connie and Michael Graves, of Lawrenceville, Christy and John Coddington, of Winder, and Cindy Riyal, of Winder; grandchildren, Amy Colson, Garrett Coddington, Jackson Royal, and Kaylin Royal; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Kassidy Colson; brothers, Duane and Bill Garrett, both of Winder, and Donald Garrett, of St. Louis, Mo.; and sisters, Colleen Winkler, of Cleveland, and Carolyn Crane, of Jefferson.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at Smith Funeral Home. The funeral service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. J.L.Yopp and Bro. Steve Roberts officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on July 30, 2013