Mr. Ira Wayne Garrett of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, at his residence at the age of 75 years, 5, months, and 15 days.
He was born August 1, 1944, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to parents Plina (Wilson) Garrett and James Ira Garrett and had been a longtime area resident. He married the love his life, Martha Fitzgerald on May 28, 1964, celebrating 55+years of wedding bliss. He retired after being in the poultry industry and operated the J.C. Penny Catalog/Montgomery Ward store in San Augustine, and later managed Mathews Medical for some 20 years. He was a longtime and faithful member of the San Augustine Church of Christ.
His survivors include his beloved wife, Martha (Fitzgerald) Garrett of San Augustine; children, Mandy Elizabeth Stewart and husband Rodger of San Augustine; Aimee Denise Shutter and husband Jerry of San Augustine; Timothy Wayne Garrett and his wife Charnette of Chireno; grandchildren, Charles Edward Franks and his wife Hannah; Katheryn Cibelle (Garrett) Davis and husband Luther; Colton Jared Haze Garrett and his wife Kacy; Kenneth Wayne Franks; Travis Levi Garrett and wife Shelby; Brittney Annette Welch and husband R.C.; Stetson Wayne Garrett and Sterlin Joseph Wall and his wife Kady; great-grandchildren, Kynleighn, Roper, Micah, Raeleigh, Ryder, Lawson, Tatum, Sunny, RyleeAnn, Casey, Hannah, Gracie, Jensen, and Axel; brother, Kenneth Haze Garrett of Chireno; sisters, Iris Butler of Chireno and Mary Lou Benefield of San Augustine, along with numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Plina and James Ira Garrett; son, James Ray "Bubba" Garrett; great-grandchild, Rhett Sloan Garrett. nephews, Tracy Allen Garrett and Justin Briley and brother-in-law, Ray Lewis Fitzgerald.
Funeral Services are set for 12 noon Saturday, January 18, 2020, at the San Augustine Church of Christ, 105 West Market Street in San Augustine, with Steven Wiggins and Charles Franks officiating. Interment will follow at the Thomas Cemetery, located off County Road 274 in San Augustine County, Texas.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the San Augustine Church of Christ in San Augustine.
Pallbearers: Stetson Garrett, Charlie Franks, C.J. Garrett, Kenny Franks, Travis Garrett, and Sterlin Wall. Honorary pallbearers *great-grandsons," Casey, Ryder, Roper, Lawson, Jensen, Micah and Axel, also including Tim Garrett, Kenneth Garrett, Danny Garrett, John Mathews, Brad Mathews, David Noble, and Ardis Mosby.
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