Elmer Junior "Jim" Garrett

Friday, February 27, 2015

Elmer Junior "Jim" Garrett, 84, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Feb. 23, 2015, at his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1930, the son of William Elmer and Virginia Mae (Smith) Garrett.

Jim grew up east of Milo where he lived with this grandparents Earl and Nellie Garrett. He attended both Frasier and Milo schools. Soon after his school years he joined the United States Air Force to serve our country. Upon completion of his military duties he settled in Kansas City, Kan. For 35 years he worked as a truck driver for Shock Transfer and upon his retirement from there returned to Vernon County.

When time allowed he enjoyed playing cards and going to the casino. But one of his greatest enjoyments in life were road trips -- anytime -- anywhere. He was a member of the Fraternal of Eagles in both Nevada No. 3770 and El Dorado Springs No. 4279.

Survivors include his children, Vicki, Debra, Patricia, Cindy, Jimmy, Anna, and Tommy; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Treva Johnson; one niece, Debbie Johnson; one nephew, Gary Johnson; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Cathy.

A memorial service for Jim Garrett will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at Ferry Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Memorials in Mr. Garrett's memory are suggested to the Fraternal Order of Eagle No. 4279, in El Dorado Springs, in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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