John E. Garrett
3/30/1930 - 7/13/2019

John E. Garrett, 89, of Gholson, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Waco. Services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Gholson First Baptist Church with Rev. James Stevens officiating. Burial will be at Gholson Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Bellmead Funeral Home. John was born March 30, 1930 in McLennan County, to Emmett and Ruby Lee (Reid) Garrett. He was married to the love of his life, Ruby Hoffman on October 4, 1949 in Waco. John was a mechanic and worked for Central Freight Lines for 38 years where he made many lifelong friends. John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Ruby Garrett; his sister, Irene; his brothers, Bobby and Gene; and his 2nd wife Peggy Walker Garrett. He is survived by his son, Johnny Garrett and his wife, Karen of Gholson; his grandchildren, Donna Walter and her husband, Dennis of McGregor, Sherry Franklin and her husband, Dywayne of Gholson, Kyann Graham and her husband, Scott of Houston, Russell Lang and his wife, Erin of Buda and Carl Norwood of Dallas. His great-grandchildren, Leslie, Katie, Emily, Garrett, Parker, Ashlynn, Caitlyn, Hailey, Aubrey and Emmy; and great-great-grandchildren, Jesse, Aiden and Izzy. Pallbearers will be Glenn Eastwood, Brian Wilson, Dennis Walter, Dywayne Franklin, Garrett Pavlas and Parker Pavlas. Memorial donations may be made to the Gholson Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of your choice. Please sign the online guest book at

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