OBITUARY

Elmer Garvis Garrett

September 21, 1929February 20, 2018
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Elmer “Garvis” Garrett, 88 walked peacefully into the arms of his Lord Jesus Christ on February 20, 2018. He was born on September 21, 1929 in Kilmichael, Mississippi. Garvis proudly served his country in the US Army for almost 25 years. He was stationed in Korea, Germany and Vietnam as well as many stations in the United States. He was honorably discharged in 1973. From 1973 until his retirement in 1992 he worked in many communications companies in Spokane Valley and the surrounding area. He was a resident in the Spokane Valley for over 47 years.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years Susie “Lorene” Garrett, mother Lavader (Jim) Henderson, father E.T. (Norene) Garrett. Also preceding him in death are sisters Bernice (Bobby) Hardester, Jean (Glenn) McAlpin, brothers in law Jim Thompson and Ernie Brown.

He is survived by two children Rick (Chris) Garrett of Greenacres, WA and Karen Garrett of Pullman, WA, four grandchildren Nolan, Alyssa, Danielle Garrett and Wesley Poe, and one great granddaughter Taylor. He is also survived by his sisters Christine Brown and Eloise Thompson and brother Charles “Buddy” (Georgene) Garrett.

Services will be held on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home at 11am with a military burial at the Washington State Veteran’s Cemetery at 2:15 pm. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to The Union Gospel Mission, Starr Road Baptist Church (Otis Orchards, WA) or Simpson United Methodist Church (Pullman, WA).

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Elmer Garvis Garrett

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Agnes Ann Garrett/Sanches

March 12, 2018

What a beautiful Family! I am Garvis' half sister. I did not know Garvis, but always knew of him. My condolences to the family.

Lisa Carey

March 9, 2018

When Travis read this to me, I was like - "Garvis!" I worked with Garvis in the early years of Telect. It was my first real job and I was a snot-nosed little booger. But I loved Garvis. He commanded respect. And, at the same time, he was easy to respect - he was kind, gentle and and firm... but always seemed to carry a wisdom that intrigued. And we (production workers) always knew when to "clean up our act" because we could hear him coming when he "jingled" his pockets as he walked the plant. The early years of Telect hold fond memories for me, and your dad (and you Rick) were a part of that. I am praying that your family is comforted by the promises of God. And I pray that the hope of the Gospel is brings comfort and salvation to those who knew him. Praying for you all.

Victoria

February 23, 2018

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a real hope for the future. In the days to come may you find comfort in that hope.

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Biography

Elmer “Garvis” Garrett, 88 walked peacefully into the arms of his Lord Jesus Christ on February 20, 2018. He was born on September 21, 1929 in Kilmichael, Mississippi. Garvis proudly served his country in the US Army for almost 25 years. He was stationed in Korea, Germany and Vietnam as well as many stations in the United States. He was honorably discharged in 1973. From 1973 until his retirement in 1992 he worked in many communications companies in Spokane Valley and the surrounding area. He was a resident in the Spokane Valley for over 47 years.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years Susie “Lorene” Garrett, mother Lavader (Jim) Henderson, father E.T. (Norene) Garrett. Also preceding him in death are sisters Bernice (Bobby) Hardester, Jean (Glenn) McAlpin, brothers in law Jim Thompson and Ernie Brown.

He is survived by two children Rick (Chris) Garrett of Greenacres, WA and Karen Garrett of Pullman, WA, four grandchildren Nolan, Alyssa, Danielle Garrett and Wesley Poe, and one great granddaughter Taylor. He is also survived by his sisters Christine Brown and Eloise Thompson and brother Charles “Buddy” (Georgene) Garrett.