John B. Garrett, Jr., 86, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Funeral services celebrating his life will begin at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Interment will follow at the Memorial Cemetery of College Station.
John was born in Abilene, Texas, on December 19, 1924. John served as a lieutenant in the US Navy during WWII, with a tour of duty in China. In 1948, he graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in accounting, and was president of the Texas Exes in New Jersey.
John married Charlotte Milstrey in 1952, in Hackensack, New Jersey, and they had four children. John worked as an accountant with Shell Oil Company in New York City and in 1970 the family relocated to Houston, where he and Charlotte became active members of Fair Haven United Methodist Church for more than 40 years. In 1986, after 37 years with Shell, John retired and he and Charlotte moved to Katy, Texas. In 2009, they moved to Bryan, Texas.
John and Charlotte enjoyed traveling and took 47 cruises together, visiting Alaska, Europe, China, and crossing both the Arctic and Antarctic circles.
John is survived by his wife Charlotte Garrett; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Pete Narkiewicz, of Ben Salem, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Linda Garrett, of McKinney, Texas, David and Cathy Garrett, of Grapevine, Texas, Bill and Carie Garrett, of College Station, Texas; grandchildren, Dan Narkiewicz, Zoe Garrett, Brian Garrett, Michael Garrett, Kelly Garrett, Dillon Garrett, and Sydney Garrett.Print This Obituary