Randall Chester Garrett went to his glorious eternal Home to meet his heavenly Father on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. A funeral service will be ay 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Prairie Hill Church of Christ with Mario Pineda officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. The viewing will begin at 9 a.m.Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m.
He was born June 9, 1925, to the home of Chester Garrett and Martha Griffin Garrett, in Lubbock, Texas. He grew up living in several locations in the Stephens County area and graduated from Comanche High School in 1943. Randall joined the Merchant Marines after high school and served his country on ships, supplying goods to feed the World War II efforts. After his release from the service he courted and married Betty Sue Willeford on Aug. 28, 1948.
Preceding him in death was his wife of 63 years, Betty Sue Garrett, and one son, Bruce Randall Garrett. Surviving him is his youngest son, Bret Nolan Garrett and his wife Catherine. Randall has seven grandchildren, Keelie Lipscomb, Karlie Hullum, Kye Garrett, Kelsie Garrett, Jordan Garrett, Jared Garrett, and Lance Garrett. He also has one great-grandchild, Sam Lipscomb.
Randall went to work at DX/Sunray refinery in 1948 and worked there until it closed in 1983. He also lived on a farm/ranch all his life and enjoyed working to raise crops and cattle. He was a good gardener and many people enjoyed the fruits of his work. He was an avid fisherman and a 2 pound Crappie brought a big smile to his face.
In August 1969 he dedicated his life to Christ and lived as a changed man the rest of his days. He loved the Lord and studied the Bible with a passion to learn as much as he could about the Lord God our maker. He loved to share the results of his studies with others and had a great desire and spent much effort to share Jesus with others. He didn't brag, but you could see the beam in his eyes when he shared with you the pictures of a school named after him in Africa.
He loved Prairie Hill Church of Christ , and served there as an Elder for 29 years.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tipton's Children's Home or the Westview Boys Home.
Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on November 29, 2016