Garret Elson Cull

October 13, 1980July 8, 2020

Garret Elson Cull, died at home, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. He has reunited with his beloved Mother, the late Martha Elson, with their heavenly Father. Garret, was born on October 13th, 1980, in Louisville, Ky, to the late Martha Elson and Jeffrey Cull. He is survived by this Father & Step-Mother, Jeffrey and Maxine Cull, Aunts and Uncles, Meredith (Don) Fair, Andrew (Rebecca) Cull, Susan Mudd, and Mary Elson. Step-Brother, Jyronna (Delmar) Parker, Step-Nephew, Jyrone Parker. His beloved Cousins, Graham Cull, Erin Lynch Cull, Kelly Morales, Matthew Fair, Seth Fair, Madeleine, Charlie, & Evan Davis, and Russell Fincher, His beloved cat "Autumn", and a host of friends.

Garret, graduated from Louisville, Atherton High School in 1999, and studied communications at the University of Louisville. He served in the U.S. Army for four years and was deployed to Afghanistan in Kandahar Province. Upon his graduation from Ranger training school, in Fort Bragg, N.C., Lieutenant Colonel Michael H. Shields, Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, wrote to his Mother: "Your Son's graduation is an incredible achievement and a great example of his leadership potential in this unit and the Army…we are very proud to have Garret on our team. He immediately impressed us as a fine soldier with enormous potential."

Garret worked in construction and transportation. He played drums in several bands earlier in his life. He had a knack for mechanical tasks and a love for cars. He was an avid sports fan and followed college and pro teams, including his favorites, The Louisville Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He worked out daily at a gym, liked steak dinners and was a dog lover. His friends described him as someone who had "a caring heart inside that 'tough' exterior. Your experience, strength and hope helped many."

A service to celebrate Garrett's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Wendell Moore Park, 1551 Hwy 393, LaGrange, KY 40031.

Arrangements are being handled by Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home.


  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


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Nancy Atcher

July 14, 2020

While I didn't know Garrett I played music with his mom and I know how important he was to her. They are together now.

Gaia Banks

July 13, 2020

My whole family babysat Garrett in the 80‘s. He was a vegetarian of the first hour. We stole his carrots and fed him sausage. Such a dear boy. So sad that he is gone.
Gaia Banks (with sisters and Diane)

Kathy Regneri

July 11, 2020

I first met Garrett when he was 3 months old, and started babysitting for him when he was 3 years old. He was 3 months younger than our son, Dan. When they were a little older if you saw one of them the other was almost certainly close by. Yes, they were like brothers, and had fights with each other almost daily. As boys will do, they got over their issue quickly and continued playing. They played baseball together for many years, including at Atherton High School. Garrett had such a gazelle-like stride when he ran the bases. He was like a second son to Dave and me.
We love you , Garrett. Rest in peace.

Theresa Huksey

July 11, 2020

Garrett and his mother moved rmto Franck Ave. when he was small. They were great neighbors to my mother. I am sad he is gone soon. Our thoughts are with his father, family and friends

Kevin Hunt

July 11, 2020

Garrett was a great friend to me and I will miss him. He had a big heart and was always willing help people. Garrett was a huge part of my recovery and someone that I shared my struggles and victories with daily. Friends like that can’t be replaced

Jennifer Westerman

July 9, 2020

You were one of a kind.
A caring heart inside that “tough” exterior.
Your experience, strength and hope helped many.
We miss you~

Erin Cull- Lynch

July 9, 2020

Garrett was the biggest blessing in the Cull family. My heart broke to pieces today hearing the news that we have lost someone so absolutely priceless to this world. Garrett you have left such an imprint on our life's and will never forget you.


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