for Mr. Billy Garrett, 71, of Livingston will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 8 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, Livingston, TN with burial in Overton County Memorial Gardens where there will be a military service provided by the Honor Guard from the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of Livingston, TN with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3 until 9 p.m.
Mr. Garrett died October 6, 2006 at the Overton County Nursing Home. He was born October 5, 1935 in Overton County to the late John L. and Ethel White Garrett. He was a road construction truck driver.
He was Baptist in faith and a veteran of the U. S. Army during the Korean War, member of the Coon Hunters Association, and Masonic Lodge in Michigan.
He is survived by 2 daughters & sons-in-law, Gaye & Jerry Dale of Livingston and Sherry & Steve Greenwood of Hilham; 3 granddaughters & husbands, Cara Leigh & Matthew Boone, Lora May & Jody Looper, and Julie Grace & Chad Raines; 2 grandsons & wives, Kristopher Keith & Lori Carr and Michael Willis Billy & Kelli Carr; 6 great-grandchildren, Zachary Marshall Raines, Avah Michelle Carr, Taylor Layne Boone, Parker Zayne Boone, Kaston Keith Carr, and Kenton Grae Lankford; 1 brother, L. D. Garrett of Livingston; 2 sisters, Hazel Speck Chettle and Jewel Richardson of Michigan; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, & friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his Godparents who raised him: Billy & Ollie Cravens Garrett, brothers: Edward, Leo, Willard, Wilbur, Dave, Willis, & Finnis Garrett, and sisters, Bessie Ledbetter, Carry Martin, Eliza Copeland, and Alice Faye Mills.
Pallbearers to serve are Joe and Jerry Garrett, Kendrick Melton, Michael and Kristopher Carr, Richard Ledbetter, and Roger Linder. Honorary pallbearers are Matt Boone, Chad Raines, and Jody Looper.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House Hospice or the American Cancer Society.