James Edward Leon Garrett, 67, of Banner, Ark., died April 7, 2007, while at the University Hospital in Little Rock fighting lung cancer.
Born Sept. 17, 1939, in Banner, Leon was the son of the late Everett Garrett and Verlie (Arnold) Garrett. He was raised at Banner by his mother and step-dad, the late Ed Garrett. He was a retired truck driver for Townsends Feed Mill where he spent more than 30 years, gaining many life-long friends there. He attended Christian Lighthouse Church at Wolf Bayou. He and his guitar will be sadly missed there each Sunday. urvivors include: his wife of 37 years, Jane (Cooper) Garrett; two sons, Dean Garrett of Cordova, Tenn., and Lane Garrett and wife, Gina of Southside; granddaughters, Allison, Cassidy and Jayden; his mother, Verlie Garrett; one brother, Youl Garrett of Concord; three sisters, Verletta Huff of Batesville; Betty Seymore of Judsonia and Oma Jean Garrett of Rison; and many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by: his father; his step-dad; his step-mother, the late Mildred Garrett; and sister Eva Jan Bowen; two brothers, Wes Garrett and Jimmy Garrett; and infant twin brothers. Funeral services were held April 9 at the Christian Lighthouse Church in Wolf Bayou with Bro. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Banner with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Batesville Funeral Services. Pallbearers were Chris Garrett, Brian Garrett, Brad Garrett, Chuck Thompson, Danny Morris and James Finley. Honorary Pallbearers were Pete Cooper and Donnie Seymour.