Kennith Garrett

Hamilton County

Kennith Eugene Garrett, 62, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Chattanooga.He was born April 4, 1949 in Gadsden, and was the son of the late Floyd Leon and Mary Virginia Dye Garrett.Mr. Garrett was loved by his family and many friends, who will miss him greatly. He loved his church family at Cross Roads Baptist Church, a place and people that held a very special place in his heart. He was an avid Alabama fan, loved nature, photography and travel.Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Patsy Garrett; children, Derek McKinney and wife, Joy Wang, Ryan McKinney and wife, Julie and Gina Esch and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Nathaniel Esch, Emilia McKinney and Riley Esch; brother, Travis Garrett and wife, Margaret; nephew, Dr. Joshua Garrett and wife, Laura; niece, Kristy Harris and fianc, Jeff Bohannon; great-nephews Sean Harris, Jack Garrett and Sam Garrett; and a host of other relatives and friends.A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Cross Roads Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Steele and John Montgomery officiating.Honorary pallbearers include David Bowen, Michael McNabb, Don Pilcher, Johnny Snyder, Dr. Tommy Tarvin, Bobby Watkins, Garry Watkins and Travis Watkins.The family will receive friends at the church from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday.Mr. Garretts family would like to extend special thanks to the Cross Roads Baptist Church Family, Hospice of Chattanooga staff and Doctors, Chattanooga Oncology and Hematology Associates and especially to Dr. Darrell Johnson.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Road, Chattanooga, TN 37416; Cross Roads Baptist Church, 9122 Ooltewah Ringgold Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363; or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network www.pancan.org To God..., be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen Romans 16:27.Please share your thoughts and memories at chattanoogavalleyviewchapel.com.Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 3742

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