James Arthur Garrett

December 1, 1923September 5, 2020

Jim Garrett, 96, went to be with the Lord on September 5, 2020.

He was born December 1, 1923 in Overland Park Kansas to Joseph and Pearl Garrett. After living most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri, he moved to Lebanon, Connecticut in 2011 to be close to his daughter and then to South Bristol, Maine in 2020.

He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. After the war he worked at General Motors and later became a professional photographer. The final years of his working career were spent at Inter Collegiate Press Yearbook Company.

His life’s joy was his family, friends, church family and enjoying the outdoors. He was an excellent golfer, loved gardening, exercise classes with his Senior Center friends, and daily walks. He was a member of the Red Bridge Church of Christ in Kansas City for many years before moving to Connecticut and attending the Storrs Road Church of Christ in Mansfield Center. Jim read his Bible daily and had a deep faith and love for the Lord. He was an example of Christian love, kindness and service to all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughter, Jamie Elliott, her husband, Phillip Elliott, two granddaughters and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Erline Garrett.

The family wishes to express gratitude to the Gosnell Hospice House, Scarborough, Maine for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Storrs Road Church of Christ, P.O. Box 87, Mansfield Center, CT 06250 would be appreciated.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


  • Private Burial

    Friday, September 11, 2020


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Angela Howell

September 11, 2020

Sending Jamie, Phil, and all the Elliotts so much love during this trying time.

Jim was a true sweetheart who deeply loved the Lord and his family.

He always came over to say hello at church or anywhere we saw him, and was so wonderful at reading the bible during services. I thoroughly enjoyed his humor and kindness and will always remember his beautiful, heartfelt smile. We were truly blessed to know him.


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