Edward "Ed" Benn Garrett, 2:00 pm Thursday, November 9th, 2017

08-Nov-2017


Edward "Ed" Benn Garrett, Oklahoma City, OK went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the age of 93 years. He was born June 19, 1924 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Henry Lee Garrett and Bessie Mae Stanfield Garrett. At the time of his passing, Ed had been a resident of Emerald Care in Oklahoma City since May 25, 2017.
 
Ed was married to Hazel and together they had three children; Shirley, Judy, and Jimmy. Several years after their divorce he met and married Jennie Bee Holmes Garrett and had children Lynn and Kerry. They had been married for 63 years.

Ed was a Civil Service Employee at Tinker Air Force Base for many years. After retiring in 1974, he went to work at Don's Mobil Oil gas station. From there he went to work at a used car lot in Midwest City. When he wasn't working, he spent his time planting and tending the family garden as well as keeping a milk cow and raising steers for butchering so the family would always have food on the table. He was an intelligent man with a simple lifestyle. He loved old cars and would attend every old car show he possibly could. In later years his sister, Alice, continued to take him to the shows as long as he was able to go. He loved to go camping and traveling. When he was younger, Ed worked on a logging crew for a brief time and in a saw mill in Stockton, CA. He enjoyed carpentry and had built on to and remodeled the family home.

 

Ed is survived by his wife, Jennie, of the home; daughter Shirley Garrett Orsborn and husband Tom of Dustin, OK; daughter Judy Garrett Russell of Okeechobee, FL; son, Jimmy Garrett and wife Velma of Pensacola, FL; daughter Lynn Garrett Steele and husband David of Oklahoma City; and son Kerry Garrett and wife Barbara of Oklahoma City.

 

Ed is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Kelly Hanson and husband John, Melody Orsborn Biglow, Tommy Orsborn, Tim Orsborn and wife Lisa, Michael Garrett, Valerie Garrett Haines, Ryan Steele and wife Lauren, Amber Ramage and husband Zachary, Nicole Underwood and husband Daniel, Kimberly Guthrie and husband Scott, and Jessica Garrett; 26 great grandchildren, and 19 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are sister Lucy Jones, brother Vernon Garrett, and sister Alice Mitchell and husband Ron.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lydia Harris and Pauline Garrett and an infant sister; and granddaughters, Deborah Orsborn and Tracy Orsborn Villa.
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 9, 2017 at John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 120 S. Broadway, Moore, OK. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Garden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.