Basil Greer Garrett, 85, of Willow Park, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on April 28, 2017.
Basil was born November 26, 1931 in Kosse, Texas to Basil and Faye Garrett. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson high school. He joined the United States Air Force shortly thereafter, where he served during the Korean War. He was an Airman First Class and worked as an electronics technician.
While stationed in Germany, Basil met the love of his life, Hedwig Schober. They were married in Waco, Texas on August 26, 1955. They recently celebrated 61 years of marriage.
After leaving the Air Force Basil went to school at Baylor University and then to work for the Federal Aviation Administration as an electronics technician and retired from there in 1987. He was active in politics and a member of the John Birch Society. He also loved to garden. He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil Garrett and Faye Stokes and his sister, Celeste Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Hedwig Garrett; his son, Steven Garrett of Red River, New Mexico; his daughter and son-in-law, Shauna C. and Bill Ward of Fort Worth; his sister, Connie Howerton; and many nieces, great nephews and great nieces.
Viewing was scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Galbreaith-Pickard Hilltop Chapel, 4941 I-20 Frontage Road, Willow Park, Texas 76087. Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Wednesday at Galbreaith-Pickard Hilltop Chapel, 4941 I-20 Frontage Road, Willow Park, Texas 76087 followed by graveside burial at Dallas – Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Harbor Hospice Foundation, 6471 Southwest Blvd., Benbrook, Texas 76132.
The Community News
May 5, 2017