Joel T. Garrett 01-1986 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
Funeral service for Joel T. Garrett, 85, of Cherokee, was held at 2 PM Tuesday, January 28, in the First Christian Church of Cherokee, with the Rev. Gene Spillman officiating.
Garrett died Sunday in an Alva nursing home. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.
Born September 10, 1900, in Middle Grove, Missouri, Garrett married Inez Belcher on June 20, 1923, in Cherokee.
Garrett lived in the Alfalfa County area for 75 years and was a retired rural letter carrier, having been an employee of the U.S. Postal Service for 53 years.
He was a World War I veteran.
Survivors include a son, Joel M. Garrett of Edmond; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Benson of Alva; a brother, W. A. Garrett of Cherokee; three sisters, Francis Nelson, Gertrude Garrett and Nadine Garrett, all of Cherokee; and four grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be made to the First Christian Church of Cherokee in lieu of flowers.
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