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Obituaries

December 13, 2012

William Leroy Garrett

COVINGTON, Ind. — William Leroy Garrett, 84, of Covington, Ind., died at 6:43 a.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at The Waters of Covington, having been a patient the past year.

He was born Dec. 20, 1927, at Alta Vista, Kan., the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Chestnut) Garrett.

Bill served in the Coast Guard during World War II, graduated from Ottawa University in 1954 and received his master’s degree from Indiana State University in 1955. He taught school at Shawnee and Covington Community Schools for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He later worked at VanVactor Oil Co. and was known as the Tomato Man as he raised tomatoes for several years. He was a member of Covington United Methodist Church.

Bill married Margaret Eloise Brown on Dec. 23, 1951. She died Nov. 10, 2007.

Surviving are three children, Linda Garrett, Larry Garrett and Judy Garrett, all of Covington; two granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren. His parents and a daughter, Donna, preceded him in death.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. EST until services at 1 p.m. EST Saturday, Dec. 15, at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington. The Rev. Andy Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, with military honors by American Legion Post 288.

Memorials requested to Covington United Methodist Church with envelopes available at Shelby Funeral Home. Condolences to the family: www. shelbyfuneralhome.com.

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