He was born October 26, 1926, in Water Gap, the son of the late Seymour Garrett and Helen Calhoun Garrett. He was a retired supervisor for Columbia Gas Company after 44 years service in this profession, and a World War II Army veteran, who served as staff sergeant of the Hourglass Division in Korea. He was also a beloved uncle, avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, woodworker, and a Methodist in faith.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Lucille; one brother, Camden Garrett of Huntington, West Virginia; one sister, Freda Wells of Prestonsburg; a brother-in-law, Gerald DeRossett of the Right Fork of Bull Creek; eight nephews: Gerald (Rachel) DeRossett, John (Linda) DeRossett, and James DeRossett, all of Prestonsburg, and Bill Garrett (Clara) of Meadows Branch, Wilkie Younce of Washington, D.C., Cledith Younce of Tennessee, Dr. Raymond Wells of Inez, and Greg Wells of Inez; fifteen nieces: Leslie (Rodney) Ousley of Right Fork, Bull Creek, Pattie Walker (Tom) of Huntington, West Virginia, Judy Moore (Charles) of Illinois, Irene Wallen of Allen, Carroll Kendrick and Debbie Kendrix (Bill) of Water Gap, Helen Jane McCarty of Paintsville, Ruth Russell (Luther) of Van Lear, DeAnn Gillespie (Dave) of Tutor Key, Sandy Jones (Glen) of Lexington, Dottie Hastings, Genesis Younce and Trena Younce (Woodrow) all of East Point, Helen Wells Wright (Charles), and Brenda Thornsberry (Ralph), both of Prestonsburg; one great-nephew, Zachary Ousley; five great-nieces: Alexis DeRossett, Allyson DeRossett, Maddy Ousley, Rebekah Allen, Christina Allen, and numerous other family, friends, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Lee, Arthur, Amram and Joe W. Garrett; five sisters: Ruth Meadows, Easter Wallen, Elizabeth Sparkman, Edna Kendrick, and Rebecca Younce; a father-in-law, Alex DeRossett, a mother-in-law, Loma DeRossett; a sister-in-law, Katie DeRossett; a brother-in-law, Bryant DeRossett, and brother-in-law, John Alex DeRossett.
Funeral services for Douglas Garrett will be conducted Friday, October 1, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Bobby Joe Spencer, David Garrett, and Bill Campbell officiating.
Burial will follow in the Alex DeRossett Family Cemetery, Right Fork, Bull Creek, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.
Visitation is from 6 to 10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers: John B. DeRossett, Gerald DeRossett, James A. DeRossett, Rodney Ousley, Zachery Ousley, Roger Spradlin, John Paul Leslie, Roger Barnett, and Thomas Walker.
Honorary pallbearers: Jim Curnutte, DeGarmo DeRossett, Clifford Austin, Jason Kendrick, Don Arnett, Willard Kinzer, Harry Burke, Fred Goble, Herman Gray, Donnie Hammonds, Frank DeRossett, Mike DeRossett, Cecil Hyden, Merlan DeRossett, Orville Ousley, Willard Lafferty, Glenn Shepherd, Astor Hicks, Gary Wright, Robert Moore, John "Bear" Combs, Avery Goble, Johnny Combs, Ermal Tackett, Charles Miller, Delano May, David DeRossett, Dr. Gregg Wells, Tom O. McGuire, Roland Gray, Mike Taylor, Ray Branham, Dr. Alan Hyden, Dr. Raymond Wells, Bill Garrett, Bill Hendrix, Dudley Meadows, O.T. Hammonds, Eugene Branham, Robert DeRossett, Bobby Hackworth, John A. Branham, Jeff Martin, Garrett Walker, Steve Walker, Chip Moore, Fred Hall, Clyde Johnson, Joe Bentley, Greg DeRossett, Jeff DeRossett and Bill DeRossett Jr.