John Baker Garrott, Sr., age 88, of Gallatin, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 23 at First Presbyterian Church of Gallatin at 1 p.m., with Dr. Charles Moffatt officiating and Judge Jim Hunter, Steve Sudbury, Josh Sudbury and Johnny Garrott speaking.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 22 at First Presbyterian Church of Gallatin from 2-7 p.m., and Friday, June 23 from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Interment will follow the service at Gallatin Cemetery, with Stan Ragon, Ryan Freeman, Josh Sudbury, Robert Hunter, Caleb Dodd, Daniel Bugbee, Avery Fowler, and Houston Mason serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Rotary Clubs of Gallatin and the Old Men’s Club.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Sumner County Museum, P.O. Box 1163, 183 W. Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066.
Mr. Garrott was born Aug. 1, 1928, to the late Ed H. Garrott and Myra Elizabeth Baker Garrott. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: brothers, Tommy Garrott and E. H. “Bud” Garrott.
Survivors are: wife of 69 years, June Ditty Garrott of Gallatin; son, Johnny (Pam) Garrott of Gallatin; daughters, Jane (Steve) Sudbury of Gallatin and Betsy (Jim) Hunter of Gallatin; sister, Myra Elizabeth (Chad) Choate of Bradenton, FL; sister-in-laws, Betty Garrott of Gallatin and Sue Garrott of Gallatin; eight grandchildren, Robert (Alicia) Hunter, Rachel (Caleb) Dodd, Karen (Ryan) Freeman, Amy (Stan) Ragon, Josh (Chelsea) Sudbury, Heather (Daniel) Bugbee, Olivia Garrott and Mary Jane (Avery) Fowler; 13 great-grandchildren, Lily Hunter, Myra Hunter, James Hunter, Addie Dodd, Finn Dodd, Will Ragon, Jane Claire Ragon, Mia Freeman, Eli Freeman, Jack Sudbury, Charlie Sudbury, Emerson Bugbee and Caroline Bugbee; and special mention of Saw Dust and Fat Cat.
John and his father started Garrott Brothers in 1950 and he continued working with his brothers until 1989. He was an active member of the Gallatin Noon Rotary Club for 61 years. He was the Sumner County Historian. He received the Gallatin High School Distinguished Alumni Award. He received the Silver Beaver Award, the award he was most proud of, and many other awards, too many to mention.
Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com. Family Heritage Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.