Gayle “Edward” Garrett, 71 of Poplar Bluff, Mo., departed this life Friday Jan. 4, 2019 at John J Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. He was born on Dec. 4, 1947 in Poplar Bluff to the late Glen and Helen Nichols Garrett. Mr. Garrett was a U.S Marine having served during the Vietnam War. He retired as a crew car driver for the railroad and loved hunting, collecting guns, and watching sports on TV.

Mr. Garrett i s survived by his lifetime partner of 31 years: Sharon, children Gina Russom and husband Gene, Dillon Garrett, step-daughter; Kimberly Johnson and husband Jimmy, brother; Glendol Garrett and wife Judy, grandchildren; Travis and wife Maddie, Austin and wife Jessica, Dustin ,Christina and husband Jesse, and Wyatt,, and great-grandchildren; T J. Jace, Wade, Logan, Renesmee and one on the way Ryker. one nephew Dale Garrett and wife Mindy, one niece Sheila Early. He was preceded in death by his parents one sister Jill Tinsley.

Visitation will be at 11 a.m on Tuesday Dec. 8th, 2019 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the Black River Cemetery with Ron Fowler officiating. with full military rites.