Larry Dale Garrett was born Feb. 1, 1953, in Success, Mo., to Wilford and Lydia Beulah (McKee) Garrett. He departed this life Dec. 30, 2018, at Texas County Memorial Hospital at the age of 65.

Larry worked construction building many homes in the Evening Shade area. He made his home in Houston with the love of his life, Connie Richardson.

He loved the outdoors, spending many nights leaning against his truck listening to music, visiting with friends that stopped by. He was always the life of the party, saying or doing something silly to keep everyone laughing. Larry loved riding four wheelers and building covered wagons and working with team horses that he rode in parades with his best friend Richard Hayes.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his love of 38 years, Connie; his siblings, Lyle Garrett, Dorman Garrett, Verle Garrett, Melba Morton and Ireada Goldston.

Surviving are his son, Travis Garrett and wife, Heather, of Republic, Mo.; Connie’s daughter, who was just like a daughter to him, Tabby Harper and husband Wayne of Houston, Mo.; a brother, Will Garrett; five sisters, Jean Gaston, Bonnie Gaston, Viola Chambers, Leta Massey and Iola Hartman; three grandchildren, Cody Garrett, Chasta Hogan and husband, AJ, and Dalton Edington and wife, Kayla; and six great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jaiden, Paityn, Riley, Zelena and Shailynn.

Larry loved his family and was always there to help. He was a very proud Papa Larry to his granddaughters who were the light of his life. He will be missed by all that knew him, and will forever be in our hearts.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1602 C N. Main St., Mountain Grove, Mo., 65711. To express online condolences, go to

Services are 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Evans Funeral Home with Jim Root officiating. Burial was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Wayne Harper, Richard Hayes, Smokey Richardson, Dalton Edington, Colt Shelton and AJ Hogan.


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