Ray "Boot" Garrett, Jr.

10/24/1951 - 07/01/2020

Obituary for Ray "Boot" Garrett, Jr.

A memorial service for Ray “Boot” Garrett, Jr., 68, will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Terry’s Mortuary Chapel. There will be not be a visitation.

Mr. Ray “Boot” Garrett, Jr. began his earthly life on Wednesday, October 24, 1951, to the union of Ray Garrett and Mary Mitchell Garrett in Talladega, Alabama. Mr. Garrett attended Mt. Canaan Baptist Church at an early age. He was a member of the 1970 graduating class of Westside High School and furthered his education at Jacksonville State University where he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Ray enlisted in the United States Army where he served honorably. After returning to Alabama, he was employed with the Anniston Army Depot before he began his early retirement. During his spare time, Ray enjoyed riding his motorcycle with friends. He was also a sports car enthusiast and became a 3rd degree black belt in karate.

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Mr. Garrett began his life in eternity at his residence. He was preceded in passing by his parents, Ray and Mary Garrett.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Louise Stamps Garrett of Talladega, Alabama; three sons, Terrence Stamps of Kennesaw, Georgia, Tavares (Lanisha) Pointer of Anchorage, Alaska and Kasey Garrett of Talladega, Alabama; six grandchildren, Terrence Stamps, Sidney Stamps, Tavares Pointer, Jr., Teiarrah Pointer, Kayla Baker and Darius Pointer; three sisters, Mary Alyce Carter-Greenwood of Anderson, Indiana, Michele L. (Edward) Cherry of Copperas Cove, Texas and Deneen A. Garrett of Talladega, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Guest Book

Although I had not spoken with Ray in recent years, we were connected through his sons (my nephews). We will continue to keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. James Stamps, Jr. WHS Class of '70

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Ray and I didn't have an opportunity to spend time together as classmates but when did get together we made the best of the time we had. Ray always had jokes but he also had wisdom which I identified Years later in our meeting. He was one classmate I wish we could have spent more time together during my visits home. Even though I didn't get to see him I always ask my sister about him as during our school years we shared many meals and drink. Those were the good old days. Marlin W. Millender

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