Celebrating the Life of

Gordon M. Garrett

Sunrise: May 29, 1961 – Sunset: April 23, 2024

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Life’s Journey

In Loving Memory of “Gordy”

On May 29, 1961, in Houston, Texas, Gordon M. Garrett was joyfully welcomed into the world by his proud parents, William and Helen Garrett (nee Parish). Affectionately known as “Bubba” by his older and only sibling, Vicki, Gordon’s early years were filled with warmth and love.
Gordon attended J.R. Reynolds Elementary School and Carter G. Woodson Middle School before graduating with pride from Evan E. Worthing High School in the class of 1980. Following his graduation, Gordon embarked on an adventurous journey by joining the U.S. Navy, inspired by his maternal grandfather’s legacy. His time in the Navy allowed him to explore the world and create cherished memories.
Upon his honorable discharge, Gordon returned to Houston, where he devoted himself to raising his beloved sons, Trenton Donell, and Timothy Jamel Garrett. He dedicated many years to serving his community as a correctional officer for the City of Houston and the Texas Department of Corrections until his retirement.

Beyond his professional life, Gordon was known for his captivating storytelling, playful pranks on his dear mother Helen, exceptional fishing skills, and mastery of the barbecue grill. Above all, he found immense joy in hosting gatherings, creating a lively atmosphere for family and friends to revel in each other’s company.

Gordon was preceded in death by his loving mother, Helen P. Garrett. He is survived by his devoted wife, Linda Garrett, his cherished sons Trenton and Timothy, his dear sister Vicki, father, William M. Garrett, and bonus children Derrick, Toinesha (EJ), and Christopher (Alex)—all of Houston, Texas; brothers-in-law, Gregory (Arsenia) Johnson, Ronnie Johnson of Houston, Texas and sister-in-law, Debbie Price (Loyd) of San Augustine, Texas.

He also leaves behind a large and loving extended family, including grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins, who will continue to celebrate his life and carry forward his legacy of love and joy. Gordon’s memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

From Linda: My darling husband, each day I feel your presence through our love as it continues to guide me, and I find peace in our beautiful memories. I miss you deeply and love you always, now, and forever.

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