Larry Wayne Garrett | 1948-2018

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Larry Wayne Garrett

Larry Wayne “Butch” Garrett, 70, of Bridgeport, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Bridgeport.

Graveside service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at West Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. Marc Moore officiating.

Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

Pallbearers are David Carlton, Scotty Ford, John Thatcher, Randy Kleam, Randy Martin, Doug Ward, Raymond Bailey and John Rogers.

Honorary pallbearers are Rex Dickenson, Rick Foster, Jackie Phillips and Charles Trail.

Butch was born Jan. 13, 1948, in Bridgeport to Jimmie and Juanita (Beaumont) Garrett. He married Janet Force July 20, 1968, in Bridgeport.

Butch served his country as a sailor and an engine mechanic in the United States Navy. He was stationed aboard the USS Colonial out of Vallejo, Calif. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Butch earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.

He worked for Bell Helicopter. Butch also was the owner of Garrett and Garrett Trucking Co. and Garrett and Garrett Dairy that he and his father started together.

Butch rode motorcycles all his life. He was active in the community and was co-founder of the Wise County Toy Run.

He was also a board member of several organizations, including Farm Bureau, Vigortone Minerals, Cargill Molasses Division, ASCS Wise County USDA, City of Lake Bridgeport and various other organizations.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson Grayson.

Butch is survived by his wife of 50 years; son Willie Garrett and wife, Robin, of Bridgeport; daughter Betty Garrett Kleam and husband, Ronnie, of Bridgeport; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grayson Garrett Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1105, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

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