William H. Garrett, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1944, in Columbus, to Howard R. and Dorothy L. (Webb) Garrett, who preceded him in death.
On Dec. 31, 1978, he married Lora L. Winget, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
He is also survived by five children; Julie Smith, Penny Young, William II (Rachel) Garrett, Angel (Adam) Stahler, and Shaun (Bethany) Garrett; 10 grandchildren; and three sisters, Delores Truman, Phyllis Talley, and Faye Bossert.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Jack Ellison.
William served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and then served in the National Guard located in St. Marys. He was a firefighter, paramedic and patrolman for the city of St. Marys. He was also employed at Trim Trends in Spencerville for 20 plus years.
He was a member of the Celina Lodge No. 919 A.F. and A.M. for nearly 40 years. He was president of the UAW Local 691 in Spencerville and was a member of the Auglaize County Buzzard Baiters. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Private funeral services will be held at Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Wapakoneta. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Auglaize Buzzard Baiters R/C Aircraft Club C/O Larry Aufderhaar 06009 Glynwood Road., St. Marys, OH, 45885.