He was baptized in the Methodist faith when living in Louisville.
He was a retired farmer, factory employee and postal service employee.
He was a veteran of World War II having served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a disabled veteran having suffered injuries on Normandy Hill.
He united in marriage to Mary Ann Fisher June 18, 1966.
Besides his wife, Mary Ann Garrett of Campbellsville, he is survived by seven sisters and one brother: Marguerite Sallee and Emmie Edwards and husband, Bobby of Campbellsville, Kitty Jarboe of Covington, Gladys Jean Childress of Louisville, Linda Quinn and husband, David of Harrodsburg and Audrey Kirkland and husband, Jerry, Shirley Richardson and husband, Leonard and Oliver Garrett and wife, Kathryn of Lebanon; one step-brother, John Sallee and wife, Gertie of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother-in-law, William Earl Fisher and wife, Anna Marie of Smiths Grove; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Louise Sexton, one brother, Harlan Garrett and a sister-in-law, Eveline Riley.
VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Dr. James Jones
BURIAL: Old Liberty Cemetery