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William H. Garrett, 68, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Aug. 15, 1944, in Columbus, the son of Dorothy L. (Webb) and Howard R. Garrett, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 31, 1978, he married Lora L. Winget, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two sons, William II (Rachel) Garrett, and Shaun (Bethany) Garrett; three daughters, Julie Smith, Penny Young, and Angel (Adam) Stahler; 10 grandchildren; and three sisters, Delores Truman, Phyllis Talley, and Faye Bossert.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Ellison 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 more than 20 years. He was a member of the Celina Lodge No. 919 A. F. & 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 services will be held at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Auglaize Buzzard Baiters R/C Aircraft Club C/o Larry Aufderhaar 06009 Glynwood Rd., St. Marys.