August 22, 1934 ~ December 20, 2020

Born in: Gil Gal, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Robert Eugene Garrett

Owensboro, KY-Robert (Bob) Eugene Garrett, 86, died, Sunday, December 20th, 2020, at The Owensboro Center Nursing Home.

Born to, Eula Mae (Griffith) Garrett and Courtland Wheeler Garrett in Gil Gal, KY on, August 22nd, 1934.

Bob attended English School and English Baptist Church. He was a US Air Force Veteran.

Bob retired from Alcoa in Warrick County, Indiana. He enjoyed attending and supporting his church, Ridgewood Baptist Church and was a remarkable mechanic.

Proceeded in death: by his parents, his wife of 43 years-Bess Weeks Garrett, his brother-John Marion Garrett and his sister-Lena Agnes Hanlon.

Survived by: 1-Sister-In-Law, 6-Nieces, & 2-Nephews:

Dottie Garrett-Carrollton, KY

Mona Aud-Owensboro, KY

Dennis Couch-Dell Hollow, TN

Beverly Duncan-Bowling Green, KY

John Edward Duncan-Bowling Green, KY

Shannon Duggins-Carrollton, KY

Deborah Garrett-Carrollton, KY

Kimberly Garrett-Carrollton, KY

Crystal Montgomery-Carrollton, KY

Step daughter, Patty Eden (Bob) her two sons, Jeffrey laForce and John David laForce(Joy)

5-Step Grandchildren

4-Step Great Grandchildren

Interment in English, KY Cemetery – private family ceremony. Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, in Owensboro was entrusted with the arrangements.

Much Gratitude to Tina Gerteisen and Gerfriede Frantz for being such a Blessing to Bob and our family especially during his declining years. Thank you to the staff of the Owensboro Center Nursing Home for their consistent care of Bob.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Garrett. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Robert Eugene Garrett and sign his virtual guestbook by going to

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  1. It was an honor to be a caregiver for Bob during the final stage of his journey. Bob had a deeply loving and kind spirit. RIP Mr. Garrett

  2. My Grandfather in law for a very long time. One of the best men I’ve ever known. Loving, selfless, and would do anything for our family. When John Laforce and I had our first born Alli. He instantly gave her a nickname that has lasted her whole life. My heart is broken. I loved him so…

  3. My Popbob was the best man. Such a sweet and kind soul. The things he taught me will stick with me forever. I know that he is in a better place with my Memaw, and the love of his life Bess. I miss you all every day.

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