Don Garrett, 85, of Sparta, passed away July 31, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 2, 1937, in Pana, Illinois, and graduated from Pana High School.
Don worked in management at Mallory Controls for 35 years and previously served in the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Garrett and Caroline Tudor; his sister, Barbara Fitzsimmons, who had resided in Sparta; and his brother, Dennis Garrett, who had resided in Taylorville, Illinois.
Don enjoyed the love and support of his wife of 65 years, Elaine.
He was the proud and loving father of five sons, including Rick (Angie); Steve; Mike (Nancy); Doug (Kay Kay); and Todd (Sheri).
He especially enjoyed the company of his seven grandchildren, Emma (Mike) Morrow, Ben Garrett, Quinn Garrett, Brannon Garrett, Patrick Garrett, John Garrett, Maggie Garrett, and his three great-grandchildren, Kate, Henry, and Daniel Morrow.
A mass to celebrate Don’s life will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church, in Sparta, at a later date.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.