Mr. Anthony “Tony” Kevin Garrett, 54, of Dayton, Ohio passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:24 AM at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on August 1, 1955 in Greenville, Ohio to Mavis (Bratt) Garrett of Greenville, Ohio and the late Roger Garrett.
Tony was the Director of Manufacturing for Privatizer Systems Inc. He was a member of the United States Air Force for 9 years, graduate of Greenville High School in 1973, received an associates degree from the Community College of the Air Force in 1986 and then a Bachelors degree of Science Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University in 1988. Tony really enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and camping.
In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Garrett and step son, Kevin W. Fox Jr.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Shirley (Minnich) Garrett of Dayton, Ohio whom he married on October 14, 1997, daughter and son in law; Krystel and Josh Sherman of Fairborn, Ohio, sons and daughter in law; Steve and Heather Philpot of Florida and John K. Garrett of Huber Heights, Ohio, grandchildren; Nicholas, Alex and Kiersten Sherman, brothers and sisters in law; Colin and Cindy Garrett of Greenville, Ohio, Chris and Angie Garrett of Indianapolis, Indiana and David Garrett of Greenville, Ohio, sister and brother in law; Cheryl and Ed Baker of Greenville, Ohio, mother in law; Alice (Benson) Miller of Waverly, Ohio as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
There will be a memorial service held on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 12:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Joe Soley officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. There will be a gathering from 10:00 to noon on Thursday at the funeral home.
The Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a full military service. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Association or Hospice of Dayton.