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1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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John R. Garrett

March 23, 1940 - May 16, 2021


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    Melinda west says

    This is my favorite picture of u daddy. I love u so much. Fly with the angels now. I know u will be watching from above.

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    Melinda west says

    This was my daddy. I loved him very much. Fly high with the angels daddy

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John Riley Garrett, age 81, of Newburgh, Indiana passed away on May 16, 2021, at Gateway Deaconess Hospital in Newburgh, IN.

John entered life on March 23, 1940. He was the son of James H. and Hattie V. Garrett of Rockport, IN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond, James, Charles, Franklin, Bruce, and Gene F. Garrett.

He is survived by his wife, Nannette of Newburgh, IN.; daughter Melinda West (David) of Evansville, IN.; son, John D. Garrett (Angie, fiancé); granddaughter, Kambrie Garrett all of Newburgh, IN.; sister Emma Payne, Princeton, KY.; Terri Spahr (Martin) Beavercreek, OH.; Phyllis Taylor (Don) Dover, TN.; brothers, Ernest Garrett (Dallas) Rockport, IN.; Kenneth L. Garrett (Sandy) Evansville, IN.; along with numerous nieces and nephews; step-children, Vernon Sexton (Jacenda) Newburgh, IN.; Joshua Sexton (Devon) Slidell, LA.; Lita Sexton (Marc, fiancé) Ft. Worth, TX.; and 6 step-grandchildren.

John had a career in the U.S Navy and retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Following his Naval career, he worked as a Security Guard at the Branchville Prison in Branchville, IN. and Whirlpool Corp. in Evansville, IN.

John was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge in Rockport, IN. and the Scottish Rites Temple in Evansville, IN.

He was a Christian who enjoyed reading his Bible and loved his family. He will be deeply missed!

Services are as follows:
Monday, May 24th, 2021, 5 pm to 8 pm, and Tuesday, May 25th, 2021, for Visitation from 10 am to 11 am and Service following at 11 am.
Sunset Funeral Home 1800 St. George Rd.