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Willis Raymond Garrett Obituary

Willis “Will” Raymond Garrett

Willis “Will” Raymond Garrett of Memphis, Missouri passed away on April 8, 2020 unexpectidly at his home. 

The son of the late John Garrett and Forest Garrett, he was born September 25, 1954 in Ottumwa, Iowa.  On November 14, 1976, in Memphis, Missouri he was united in marriage to Carol Briggs.

Will is survived by his wife, Carol of the home; 3 sons and 2 daughters: Anthony (Missy) Garrett of Ottumwa, IA; Greg (Ashley) Garrett of Oxford, MI; Katherine (Jered) Walter of Kirksville, MO; Sarah Garrett and Fiancé Zack Garrison of Washington, IA; Michael Garrett of Kirksville, MO.  20 grandchildren, Kyle Garrett, Sabrina Garrett, Leya Garrett, Victoria Garrett, Hunter Garrett, Brayden Garrett, Mia Garrett, Beckett Garrett, Austin Day, Zachary Small, Kandi Small, Madison Small, Garth Small, Destynee Small, Michael Garrett, Jonathan Garrett, Camren Garrett, Will Garrett, Kinley Walter, Jaetyn Walter; and 7 great grandchildren.  Sisters: Loyce Edgar of Edgewood, TX; Peggy Garrett of Kirksville, MO; Benita Garrett of Memphis, MO; Bonnie (Ed) Holt of Dublin, TX; Terri (David) Taylor of Independence, MO. Brother – in – Laws: Richard (Elaine) Briggs of Memphis, MO; Paul (Debbie) Briggs of Memphis, MO; Tony (Terri) Briggs of Memphis, MO; Garry (Pat) Briggs of Memphis, MO; sister – in – law Sherry Briggs of Memphis, MO.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.     

Will was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; parents John and Forest Garrett ; father – in law Max Briggs; mother – in – law Ruth Briggs, brother – in – laws Robert and Tom Briggs.

Will never met a stranger and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. 

A private service was held at the Memphis Old Lake on May 1, 2021 with military rights accorded.