George L. Garrett Jr. 73, of Piqua, joined the Lord at 1:48 p.m. on September 25, 2012 surrounded by his family at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 29, 1938 in Sidney to the late George L. and Pauline (Hudson) Garrett. He married Judith M. Border February 6, 1959 at St. John Lutheran Church in Piqua; and she survives.
Other survivors include his daughter Tracy E. Smith and son-in-law Richard J. Smith of Piqua, along with his granddaughter Emily Smith and grandson Alexander Smith. He was preceded in death by his sister, Constance M. Garrett.
Mr. Garrett graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1957. He served in the United States Army from 1961-1963. He was employed with Siedel Communications for twenty-five years as an electronics technician and later worked for the Piqua City Schools until his retirement in 2005. He was a member and former trustee of the First Brethren Church in Pleasant Hill. As a long-time member of the Fraternal Order of the Elks, he served the organization as Exulted Ruler. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and mushroom hunting. Being with his family was most important to him, especially their family trips to Michigan and Florida.
Private services are being provided to his family through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, Inc., P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.