Funeral services for Howard Garrett, 72, of Emory, will be held on Saturday, October 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Believers Baptist Church in Emory. W.R. Byrd will officiate.
Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Emory. Pallbearers will be Fannon Meador, Chauncey Wynn, Preston Smith, AmonTah Settle, Devin Settle and Egon Settle. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Johnson, Fred Hunter, Walter Taylor, David Howard, Ernie Burnette and Joe Mack Porter.
Mr. Garrett died on September 28, 2021. He was born on August 2, 1949, to David Garrett and Mildred McMillan Garrett in Emory
He married his high school sweetheart, Glenda Fay Givens on July 12, 1968, in Fort Worth. He was the head deacon of Prairie Grove Baptist Church and a member of the Emory City Council.
Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife; daughters, Pamela Ruiz and husband Michael, Savina Settle and husband Egon, and Tulea Wynn and husband Chauncey; siblings, James H. Bates and wife Marsha, David Garrett and wife Clemmie, Delenis Garrett and wife Nikita, and Thomas Garrett and wife Dendra; grandchildren, Liana, Tiana, Preston, AmonTah, Devin, Natisse and Hendrix; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous others who loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Ernestine.
Arrangements are under the directions of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.