Vernon Gene Garrett

Vernon “Gene” Garrett, 85, of China Spring, died Friday, November 23, 2018 at his home after a long illness.

Visitation:  5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Graveside Service: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, at China Spring Cemetery with Pastor Mike Copeland officiating.

Gene was born November 20, 1933 in China Spring to Emmett and Ruby Reid Garrett. He was one of four children including sister, Irene and brothers, John and Bobby. He graduated from Waco Technical High School and married Betty Joyce Sellers on June 16, 1954. After serving in the Navy he worked at Waco Chevrolet. He began working at Central Freight Lines in 1955. He retired from Central Freight Lines as Fleet Technical Advisor after 37 years of service in 1992.

After his retirement, he enjoyed working on his farm with his cattle. He served the China Spring community as a member of the China Spring ISD School Board and as a member of the China Spring Cemetery Association Board. Gene was also a founding member of the China Spring Volunteer Fire Department where he enjoyed helping with the annual barbecue for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents; his sister; and brother, Bobby.

Gene is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Joyce; his two sons, Lloyd and wife, Cynthia and Larry and wife, Pam all of China Spring. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Megan Maxwell and husband, Joe, Travis Garrett and wife, Leah, Abby Garrett and Ty Garrett; three great-grandchildren; his brother, John; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers at Providence Hospice for their dedication and care.

Memorials in Gene’s memory may be directed to First Baptist Church of China Spring or the China Spring Cemetery Association.

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Place of Service: China Spring Cemetery , 15654 Old China Spring Rd,; China Spring, TX 76633

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Condolence Messages

  1. Hope Dominguez-Reese

    Mrs. Garrett, Lloyd, Larry and family,
    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
    Hope Dominguez-Reese

  2. Nancy Yankie Sidarous

    Joyce and family, on behalf of my Mother, my family and myself, we feel so strongly your loss and extend our sincere condolences Andy prayers for comfort for your loss. We understand how hard it is, and Gene was such a wonderful man. With Our Love, Nancy (Yankie) Sidarous, Mrs. Opal A. Yankie, Gay and Wayne

  3. Neil and Gaila Lessman

    Our thoughts are with all of your family during this time. He was one of the greatest men I have ever known.

  4. Sue (johnson) miller

    Im sorry for loss. My prayers are with the family.

  5. Mark & Janice (Light) Parnell

    Mrs. Garrett, Lloyd, Larry & family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Garrett. I have very fond memories of everyone in your family. Please know that our prayers are with you all.

  6. Sue(johnson) Miller

    Im sorry for your loss.My prayers be with the family.

  7. Karen and I send our condolences to your family in this time

  8. All of Providence Hospice wishes to extend our condolences for the loss of Mr. Garrett. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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