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Rev. Lewis C. Garrett

March 14, 1932 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 89)


His, was a life well lived...

Lewis Clettes Garrett, one of thirteen children, was born in Jamestown, Tennessee on March 14,1932, son of Lewis Russell Garrett and Lula Mae (Wilson) Garrett.

He married Glenna Taylor on Nov. 17, 1951, in Jamestown, and they spent seventy years together as a testimony of commitment to God and to each other.

Bro. Garrett pastored at Negangard Corner, Indiana from 1956-1963, then came to Cannelton, Indiana, to work on the Locks and Dam. In 1964, while living in Cannelton, God led him to establish the Freewill Baptist Church, located on Second Street, where he pastored for over fifty years.

He was bi-vocational, working at National Southwire Aluminum as a maintenance man, yet never neglecting his duties as a pastor. He had an abundant ability to love people, and spent his life pointing souls toward Jesus Christ.

On Dec. 5, 2021, he stepped into the Presence of the One he served so faithfully. He passed away peacefully in his home. He will be missed by all, but his testimony will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him.

Bro. Garrett is survived by his faithful wife, Glenna; son Kendall Garrett (Connie) of Hawesville; daughter Bonita Epley (Steve) of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; eight grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren; a brother, Cleo, of Alabama, and a sister, Edna, of Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Freewill Baptist Church, with burial in New Cliff Cemetery.  There will be visitation from 11:00 AM until service time at the church. Brother Steve Epley will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Freewill Baptist Church.

Huber Funeral Home is assisting the family with Brother Garrett's services.




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December 14, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Freewill Baptist Church

Funeral Service
December 14, 2021

2:00 PM
Freewill Baptist Church

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