John "Jack" Garrett

May 28, 1937 - April 29, 2020
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John “Jack” William Garrett, age 82, of New Philadelphia died Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in his residence while under the care of Community Hospice.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on May 28, 1937, Jack was a son of the late William and Dorothy Marie (Lorenz) Garrett.

Jack attended New Philadelphia High Schoo…

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John “Jack” William Garrett, age 82, of New Philadelphia died Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in his residence while under the care of Community Hospice.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on May 28, 1937, Jack was a son of the late William and Dorothy Marie (Lorenz) Garrett.

Jack attended New Philadelphia High School where he played basketball and was a member of the 1954 undefeated, champion, football team. Following his graduation in 1956, Jack entered into the United States Navy.

From 1960-1965 Jack worked for the New Philadelphia City Water Department. From there, he joined the former Warner & Swasey until he relocated to California where he worked at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California until his retirement in 1990. Jack returned to the Tuscarawas Valley and worked for Allied Machine and Engineering until 2003.

He was a longtime member of the Carl C. Stoller Post 1445 of the New Philadelphia VFW, the New Philadelphia AmVets, the Army-Navy Club and Masonic Lodge 177 at New Philadelphia. Jack enjoyed traveling and fishing in his free time.

Surviving are his children, Rebecca (John) Jackson of California, Merlene (Scott) Hall of Michigan, a step-daughter, Charlotte (Filberto) Ruiz of California and a step-son, John Carlson; his grandchildren, John Wray, Neal Wray, Gary King, Samantha King, Christina King, Skylar Pettit, Jacee Pettit and Caleb Hampton; step-grandchildren, Ronald Bailey, Tracy Sparacino, his great-grandchildren, Jabin, Ava, and Leo; and his step- great-grandchildren, Manuel and Jasmine. Completing the family are two sisters, Janet Kirk and Janette Hill both of Columbus, Ohio as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Garrett, and his second wife, Rita Garrett; a daughter, Laura Pettit; his siblings, Judy Robinson, Jim Garrett, Jerry Garrett, and Jane Ann Harper, and a step-grandson, William Sparacino.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, private services will be held. Burial will take place in the East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia.

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Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, private services will be held.


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East Avenue Cemetery

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1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Born: May 28, 1937
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

yvette posted on 5/13/20

Thank you sweet Jack for always having my children’s back and taking care of my boys! May you rest in peace!

 

Tammy Thomas ( Breeden) posted on 5/13/20

So sorry for y’all’s loss, have lots of memories FUN, memories of Mr. Garret. There won’t be a dull moment in heaven now.

 

Jennie Segee posted on 5/5/20

I worked with Jack at Allied Machine. Jack was a hard worker, and he was easy to talk to. My prayers are with Jack and his family.

 

Dave Carlisle posted on 5/4/20

Thoughts and prayers for Jack's family and friends.

 

Mike Patrick posted on 5/4/20

Thoughts and prayers go out to Jack's family. He was a great guy, worked with him at Allied. He will be missed.

 

Greg & Georgianne Turner posted on 5/4/20

Rest in peace buddy. You were truly one of a kind. Godspeed Jack, give Dad a hug for me.

 

Shelia (Sizemore) Trachsel posted on 5/3/20

I met Jack after he came back from California. He and Rita were neighbors to my mom and dad on Bank Lane for several years. We had many good times together. One of my memories is how he used to thump on the poker machines as the club if he wasn't winning. My sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.

 

Evie Walton posted on 5/2/20

RIP my dear friend. I will miss you.! Love you ! Praying for your family.

 

Frank Leone posted on 5/2/20

to the family of Jack Garrett ,soo very sorry for your loss ,me and my family lived beside Marie for a number of years ,got to know the whole family , very wonderfule people ,you all have my sympathy ,and are in my deep prayers and thoughts ,Frank Leone

 

Jon Lemasters posted on 5/2/20

RIP Jack. You are going to be missed.

 

Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum posted on 5/2/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John William Garrett, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, John William Garrett, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Tim Plants posted on 5/1/20

I worked with Jack at Allied for a good while. Missed him after he retired. He was always a pleasure to be around. My deepest condolences to all his loved ones. Rest In Peace sailor. You’re service to this country is sincerely appreciated.

 

Gary Miller posted on 5/1/20

R.I.P JACK! YOU WILL BE MISSED.YOU WERE A GOOD MAN.

 

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