RURAL LAMAR-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home for Gayle L. Garrett, 82, rural Lamar, who died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 9, 2013, at Truman Healthcare Center, where he had been a resident for the past three weeks. Burial will be in Girard City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Saturday, from 1 p.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Truman Area Transportation Service (T.A.T.S.) in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Garrett, of the home; four sons and their wives, Bill and Colleen Garrett, Golden City, Bob and Juanell Garrett, LaHarpe, Kan., Larry and Dawn Garrett, Jasper and Gerry and Robbin Garrett, Lamar; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Loren Garrett, and a sister, Nadine Piolette.
Mr. Garrett was born Dec. 28, 1930, near Columbus, Kan., to Charles and Addie Mae (Shearer) Garrett. After graduating from Girard High School in 1948 he went to North Dakota, where he worked for the U.S. Geological Department. He returned to Girard, Kan. and he and his wife reared their family on dairy farms in southeastern Kansas. In addition to being a dairyman he also worked in a soybean plant and delivered gas and propane.
In 1979 he and his wife brought their dairy operation to Barton County, milking until 1992. After retiring he was active in his community as a driver for Lamar Enterprises, T.A.T.S., ABC Transportation and the Lucky Dime newspaper. He was a member of Oakton United Methodist Church.
He married Elizabeth D. Humble on June 28, 1952.