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Lawrence William “Bully” Garrett, 83, passed away on Jan. 8, 2023 in Pensacola.

Bully was born in Jackson to Aubrey Garrett and Rosanna Garrett. He graduated from Jackson High School and entered the Air Force after graduation. Following his service in the U. S. Air Force, he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Livingston University. He began his teaching career at Jackson High School in 1968 and later taught and served as an assistant principal and principal at Jackson Middle School. He was an adjunct instructor for Patrick Henry Junior College as well; and for many years, he supervised the Alabama Employment Office summer job program.

Bully was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry and as senior warden. He loved “his” church, always going early to make coffee and get the church ready for service on Sundays.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly “Bebe” Deas Garrett; daughters, Rachael Garrett McDaniel and Jolie Garrett (Chris) Carr; sons, Thomas Ott and Hank (Lesley) Ott; grandchildren, Morgan McDaniel, Sydney Carr, Caroline Carr, Nathan Ott, Leah Ott and Landon Wiggins; sisters, Carole Coleman, Judie Ratliff and Kathy (Martin) Coffman; brother, Mike ( Janis) Garrett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra Coxwell Garrett, and his parents.

Funeral services were Jan. 16 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. A Celebration of Life was held in the sanctuary at 11 a.m..

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 146, Jackson, Alabama 36545 or Kingdom Builders, P.O. Box 1448, Jackson, Alabama 36545.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Jackson Medical Center emergency room doctors, nurses, and staff, for their prompt, compassionate care. 2-1tc



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