Bobby "Bob" Gene Garrett

May 12, 1932July 28, 2013

Bobby “Bob” Gene Garrett, age 81, of Winder, GA, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013. Born to the late Dewey and Bertie Cruce Garrett, Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his wife Elaine Phillips Garrett; brothers, James Garrett, Harold Garrett, and Jessie Garrett. Mr. Garrett served his country faithfully in the Army during the Korean Conflict, he was the former owner of Garrett Construction and retired from the University of Georgia as a carpenter. Mr. Garrett was also a member of Morningside Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Ken Grindle of Athens, GA, Connie and Michael Graves of Lawrenceville, GA, Christy and John Coddington of Winder, GA, Cindy Riyal of Winder, GA; grandchildren, Amy Colson, Garrett Coddington, Jackson and Kaylin Royal; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Kassidy Colson; brothers, Duane Garrett of Winder, GA, Bill Garrett of Winder, GA, Donald Garrett of St. Louis, MO; sisters, Colleen Winkler of Cleveland, GA, Carolyn Crane of Jefferson, GA. The family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00 pm on Monday, July 29, 2013 and from 2:00-4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home, Winder. The funeral service will be held at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Reverend J.L.Yopp and Bro. Steve Roberts officiating. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, July 29, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bobby "Bob" Gene Garrett

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Kimberley (Garrett) Besgrove

August 1, 2013

Sorry to hear about Uncle Bob's passing. My prayers are with the entire family.

Emily & DeWitt (Phronia) Smith

July 31, 2013

Cathy, our thoughts are with you and your family at this grievous time. We appreciate all you do (at your job) to help older people get through the difficult years.

July 30, 2013

Sorry to hear of Mr.Bob's passing. I have so many fond memories of he and your mom over the years and all the time they invested in us as kids through the church. I know he is having a sweet reunion with your mom and you can all rest easy in the fact you will see him again. God Bless you all, may your memories give you comfort.
Phyllis Orrell

Gail Allen

July 30, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your Daddy's
passing. Please know that our thoughts
and prayers are with you and your family.
Turn to your happy memories and the
knowledge of how much he loved all of
you and keep him close in your heart
and he will never be truly gone.

Gail & Billy Allen

Smith Memory Chapel, Inc.

July 30, 2013

Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this time.

Colleen Winkler

July 30, 2013

I will miss my little brother and the great times we shared. He was truly a great father, husband, brother and grandfather. He will be missed by many.

Liz Barton

July 29, 2013

Our deepest condolences. We are thinking of your family during this time of sorrow.

Lee & Liz Barton
Roswell, GA

Steve Fowler

July 29, 2013

Loved looking at the pictures of Bob and Elaine and the family. Please know that the family is in my prayers. Everyone has always meant so much to me personally, and to my family.

Steve T. Fowler

Melissa Fulcher

July 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so thankful that I knew an awesome man and fell in love with his whole family. We love you guys and our condolences to you all.