Ralph Vernon Garrett, 81, died February 9, at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
Born in Whitesburg, he was the son of Litten Garrett and Ova Mae Garrett West. He retired from the former Inland Division of General Motors in Dayton, Ohio, in 1979 and also the City of Moraine Fire Department where he was a captain. He then moved to Sweetwater, Tenn. In 1997 he moved to Jacksonville, Fla.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Beulah Bledsoe Garrett; a sister, Irene Porter, Knoxville, Tenn.; three daughters, Patricia Hawvermale and husband Frank, Germantown, Ohio; Belinda Madewell and husband Gary, Henderson; and Vicki Garrett, Jacksonville, Fla.; a son Ralph Garrett Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.