Ross Garrett, 91, of Madisonville passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM Friday, December 17th at The First Baptist Church in Madisonville. Bro. Troy Brooks will officiate and the burial will follow in The Madisonville City Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10-2 prior to the funeral at The First Baptist Church.
Ross Garrett was born May 30, 1919 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Eddie and Lillie Mae Black Garrett. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture and was the County Extension Agent for Madison County for twenty-six years. Ross was a Mason, a member of The Lions Club, a Worthy Patron with the Eastern Star, a member of The First Baptist Church, a member of The Madison County Retired Teacher’s Association, a member of The Texas A&M Extension Service, a member of The National County Agents’ Association, and assisted in the formation of The Madison County Farm Bureau and The Madison County Fair. Ross served his country during World War II in The United States Army Air Corp and retired as a 1st Lieutenant. During the war he received The American Defense Service Medal, The Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Medal, and The Purple Heart. On May 1, 1943, while flying his 17th mission, Ross’s airplane was shot down in the China-Burma-India Theater and he was a Prisoner of War from 1943 to 1945. Ross was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Thelma Garrett of sixty-eight years; his grandson, Mitchell Ross Denton; his sisters, Dessie Phillips, Edna Whitley, Lorene Sitton, Billye Whitley; his cousins, Ann Chapman, Nanny Chapman, and John Chapman; and his aunt, Roxie Walters.
Survivors include his children; Sharron Standley, Sylvia Dean and husband, Dale, Edmon Garrett and wife, Judy, and David Garrett and wife, Catherine Loraine; grandchildren, Kristi Standley, Sam Standley, Courtney West and husband, Keith, Casey Dean and wife, Lauri, Leah Wilson and husband, Clint, Leslie Broesche, Jason Garrett, Ryan Garrett and wife Linda, Lisa Garrett, Blake Garrett, Anthony Garrett and wife Sarah, Adrienne Garrett and Madison Garrett; great grandchildren, Andrew Denton, Dean West, Ellie West, Ty Dean, Cody Wilson, Keegan Wilson, Dalton Broesche, Connor Broesche, Claire Broesche, Izabella Garrett, Alyssa Garrett, Ashley Garrett, Aubrey Garrett, Brooke McCarty, Tyler McCarty and Brianna Garrett; great-great grandson, Mitchell Ross Denton, II; sister, Mae Griffith; and niece, Elizabeth Jenkins.
Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons, Sam Standley, Jason Garrett, Blake Garrett, Casey Dean, Anthony Garrett and Ryan Garrett.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Ross and Thelma Garrett Scholarship Fund at The Madison County Independent School District.
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