Darrell Lee Garrett, 78, passed away peacefully at his Duncan Falls home, with his wife of 52 years by his side, on May 4, 2021 while under the care of Shrivers Hospice.
Darrell was born in Eagleport on June 16, 1942. He is the son of the late William H. and Erma (Rhinebarger) Garrett. He began working at the Zanesville Fire Department in 1971 and served as Fire Chief from 1986-2002. He was a member of the Solomon Lutheran Church of McConnelsville and he attended the Trinity Lutheran Church in Zanesville. He was a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFF), American Legion Post # 29, the AMVETS Post #51 of Buckeye Lake, and he also served his country in the US Air Force.
Darrell is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda (Moore) Garrett whom he married November 1, 1968; his children, Lisa (Scott) Durant of Buckeye Lake; John Garrett of Orient, Ohio and Matt (Brooke) Garrett of Moxahala, Ohio; his grandchildren, Mila, Parker, Paige, Madison, and Grant Garrett, his sister, Eldora Campbell of Perry, Georgia; his sister in law, Junita Garrett; and several nieces, nephews and his constant companion Toby.
In addition to his parents, Darrell is preceded in death by his brother, William Garrett and his sister, Ermina McElroy; and his brothers-in-law Donald McElroy and Pete Campbell.
He will be laid to rest in the Dutch Hill Cemetery with full military honors, provided by the American Legion Post #24, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers send memorial contributions: Shrivers Hospice, 601 Underwood St, Zanesville, OH 43701 or to Honor Flight Columbus, PO Box 12036, Columbus, OH 43212-0036
The Farus Funeral Home of Duncan Falls is caring for the Garrett family.
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