Richard H Garrett

July 22, 1934 ~ May 6, 2019 (age 84)


Richard H. Garrett, age 84, resident of Shelby died Sunday May 5, 2019 at his home. 

Born July 22, 1934 in Shelby to Hobart A. and Nannie M. (Morrow) Garrett he had been a Shiloh resident returning to Shelby in 1957. 

He was a 1952 graduate of Shiloh High School and had attended Bowling Green University majoring in Art. He was formerly employed with Wilkins Air Force Depot and had worked as an insurance agent with Western and Southern Insurance Company.   Richard had worked in the automotive department at Sears in Ontario, retiring after 27 years of customer service.

Richard was a committed member of the Shelby Y Community Center who looked forward to his daily workouts. His hobbies included studying the Russian language and painting and drawing artwork. 

He is survived by his two sons Eric (Caren) Garrett of Shelby, Kurt Garrett of Willard; one daughter Michele (Eric) Gesing of Shelby; four grandchildren, Gabriel Gesing, Jordann (Jacob) Hamilton, Jacquelynn and Carson Garrett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his one and only childhood sweetheart and wife, whom he married July 6, 1957, Donna Jean Garrett in 2011; two brothers Donald E. Garrett and Robert E. Garrett; two sisters Arlene Maciorowski and Eleanor Phillips.

Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory in Shelby from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Friday, May 10, 2019. Funeral services will be held immediately following at 1:00 PM. Reverend James Robinson will officiate with interment held in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to the Shelby Y Community Center, 111 W. Smiley Ave., Shelby, OH 44875. 

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Donations may be made to:

Shelby YMCA
111 W. Smiley Ave., Shelby OH 44875
Tel: 1-419-347-1312

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