William David Garrett


William David Garrett, 77, of Marion, formerly of Massac County and Okeechobee, FL, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

He was born in Eldorado on March 30, 1939. He was the son of the late John Estel and Louise (Heck) Garrett. He had a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from Southern Illinois University. He served as a Morse Code Intercept Operator for the US Army. He was a farmer and later a Plant Mechanic at Electric Energy Inc. in Joppa, IL until his retirement in 2004.

On July 17, 1966 he married the former Beverly Ann Breymeyer and she preceded him in death on May 17, 2014. He is survived by his children: Mark Garrett of Carbondale and Martha (Michael) Bonner of Weston, FL, two grandchildren: Allison and Andrew Bonner. He is also survived by two brothers: James (Liz) Garrett of Eldorado and John (Angie) Garrett of Olney. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister Donna Hendrix.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

On line condolences may be sent to the family at watsonfuneralhome.net


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