Archie P. Garrett
September 22, 1921 ‒ May 27, 2008
BUTLER: Archie P. Garrett, 86, of Elm Street, Butler, died Tuesday afternoon in the Hospice House of Hospice of North Central Ohio, following a long illness.
Archie was born on September 22, 1921 in Shiloh to Wiley and Edna (Morrison) Garrett and was graduated from Shiloh High School in 1939. Following graduation, Archie was drafted into the United States Army and earned the rank of Tec. Sergeant. He served in the European Theatre during WWII where he was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with five bronze stars and the WWII Occupational Medal. .
At the conclusion of his service in the Army, Archie joined the United States Coast Guard until 1958.
On May 5, 1962, he was united in marriage to Gertrude Morris and together they lived in Butler. Archie worked as a sales manager at Montgomery Ward retiring in 1983.
He attended Mount Sinai Methodist Church and Three Crosses Methodist Church.
In his spare time Archie played cards, and in his younger years enjoyed a round of golf. He was one to always crack a joke that could bring a smile to anyone. A hard worker, Archie loved tending to his yard, making sure it was always looking its best.
His dedication and service to our country has not gone without special recognition, just this past Memorial Day Archie proudly received the Veteran of the Year Award.
He will be remembered for his sense of humor and never ending love for his family.
Archie is survived by his wife of 46 years Gertrude Garrett, step-daughter and her husband Deborah and Ronald Mosier of Las Vegas, Nevada and step-daughter Rhonda Swank of Mansfield; step-grandchildren Lora and Jeff McMullen of Las Vegas, Nevada, Christina and Andrew Gerken of Vandalia, and Jason Swank of Mansfield; step great grandchildren Dylan McMullen and Mallory Gerken; brothers Herman Garrett of Shiloh and Burton Garrett of Crestline and his sister Donna Cassell of Lima.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his step grandson Michael Mosier, his sisters Doris, Grethel, and Geraldine and two brothers Roy and Mike.
Friends may call Friday, May 30, 2008 from 4-7pm at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:30am. The Rev. Ken Kinley and the Rev. Keith McLaughlin will be officiating. Burial with Military Honors performed by the Irvin Hiskey Post #535 will follow in Zion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio or Three Crosses Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.