Charles “Bulldog”-Garnett-Obituary

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Charles “Bulldog” Emmons Garnett

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I went on a church event in the mid 90s and I ran into Bulldog. We remembered each other from high school and laughed about being at a church event together. From that point on, anytime I would visit Paris I would make a point to stop in and see Bulldog, especially around 4th of July. My girls would want fireworks and before getting out my wife and I would set a limit on fireworks...and then we would go in and Bulldog would start kidding with the girls and telling them all about this...

We met Bulldog on our one and only mission trip to Montana to build Sky Church. Everyone depended on him to rassle up some good food and he never let us down. His personality and Christ-like character traits are ones that we have remembered throughout our years. I remember he spoke up about some young teen taking more than his share and then tossing it because his eyes were bigger than his stomach. He stood up for those who almost went without food because of the act. He didn't name names or...

Bulldog, I know that you don't hurt any more, but my friend you'll be tremendously missed. Goodbye my friend.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Bulldog was my bus driver when I was in Kindergarten at Paris. Ill always remember his sunglasses and how he would hit potholes to make the bus bounce and make us laugh. He was a wonderful man who impacted countless people. He will be missed!

We are so sorry for your loss. Bulldog lived his faith. His bigger than life personality and many contributions to this community will be sincerely missed.

I remember meeting Bulldog in the summer of 2002 when I went on the associational summer mission trip to Wyoming. I remember seeing him a few times in Moberly since the summer of 2002. I will miss him very much.

Charles, You will be missed. I have truly enjoyed working with John, John, and now, work with TJ, Triple John I dubbed him, TJ. You keep a watch out for me and my family members, It will not be long.
By for now, Friend.
Paul Allgood

We first met Bulldog when he and Mac Wilt started tailgating with us at the Mizzou football games. He shared his smile, the light in his face, and some wonderful food with us for several years. Our tailgate will not be the same without him this fall. Thanks for the memories Bulldog. Rest in piece. Al and Linda


Charles “Bulldog”'s Obituary

Charles “Bulldog” Emmons Garnett, 56, of Paris passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at his home.


He was born on May 24, 1963, in Mexico, the son of Billie Joe and Yvonne Morris Garnett.  Bulldog married Brenda Millsap on October 8, 1988 in Mexico, MO and she survives at home.  Other survivors include; four children; Rebecca (Scott) Wood, Michelle Garner, John Parker and Jimmy Forrester; one brother, Tommy (Nancy) Garnett; three sisters, Julie Ford, Patricia (Larry) Pardecooper and Geneva (Andy) Lattin; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Brenda Speers.


Over the years, Bulldog was employed by Paris R-II School, Holliday C-2 School and Madison C-3 School as a bus driver. He was loved by the children on his bus routes and they were always excited to see him.  He, also, drove for Lakeland Behavioral Health System in Springfield, MO.  Bulldog formerly worked for Carman Chemicals and the City of Paris.


The 4th of July holiday always included making a trip to Bulldog’s Fireworks Stand, which he and his wife ran for 32 years.  If you never had a slab of ribs from Bulldog’s smoker, you truly missed out.  He was a wonderful pit master for 20 years.  Bulldog was a colorful character; you never knew what color his beard would be, which pair of sunglasses he might wear, or what color of balloon pants would be the choice of the day.


He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paris, where he served as a Deacon for many years.  His faith and his church were extremely important to him.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the First Baptist Church of Paris with Reverend Wesley Hammond and Pastor Andy Lattin officiating.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until time of service on Monday.  Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. 


Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Legacy Hall.


Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Agnew Funeral Home.

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