G.L. “Red” Garrett, 79, of Orange, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at The Meadows in Orange. Funeral services were held Friday morning at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Kevin Kissel of Faith United Methodist Church and the Rev. Randy Branch of Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. 

Born in Orange, Texas on Feb. 16, 1931, Red was the son of John Talmadge Garrett and Georgia (Gaines) Garrett. He served for 12 years on the Orange City Council and also owned and operated Garrett Auto Supply on 10th and Front Streets. Red was active with O.C.A.R.C., Orange Jaycees, Morning Optimist Club and a lifelong member of Faith UMC.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 43 years, Pat Garrett; brothers, Maurice, Billy, Don and Kenneth Garrett; sister, Francis Watson; and grandchildren, Donald Wayne Murphy, Shawn Garrett, Cassie, Nathan and Zachery Rach.

Red is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dalton and Dot Murphy Sr.; daughter, Beth Rach; sons and daughters-in-law, Jackie and Toshi Garrett and Mike and Sandra Garrett, all of Orange.

Also surviving are his grandchildren and their spouses, Nina and Mike Bess, Dalton Murphy Jr., Gerald and Dona Rach, Susie and Stephen Leblanc, Sally Rach, Michael Todd and Jamie Garrett, Bryan and Lindsey Garrett, Missy Garrett, Trisha Garrett, Glenda and Jim McKay, Cheri and Charlie Burch, Becky and Billy Nations, and Clifford and Kathy Key; 24 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, the Rev. James Garrett of Tyler and Lindy Garrett and wife, Marie of Houston. 

Serving as pallbearers were Gerald Rach, Dalton Murphy Jr., Michael Todd Garrett, Bryan Garrett, Josh Murphy, Craig Cormier, Jared Hutchison and Blake Garrett. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Rach, Joe Romano, Tucker Clayton, Jimmy Marshall and J.B. Arrington.

Those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Faith UMC, 8608 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Orange.