Thurman W. “Terry” Garrett

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35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 10/28/2016 13:00:00

35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 10/29/2016 11:00:00

Thurman W. “Terry” Garrett, “The Gentle Giant” age 61, of Shelby, Ohio passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, October 23, 2016. He was born April 29, 1955 in Willard, Ohio to the late Wade and Rebecca (Keller) Garrett. He retired from MTD in Willard in 2011 and was a member of the First Assembly of God in Mansfield, Ohio. Terry had attended the Plymouth High School, was a member of the Plymouth American Legion, enjoyed motorcycle riding but most of all, loved to spoil his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria “Ann” (Golden) Garrett, whom he married July 6, 1979; 3 children, Andrew Ward (Brittany Gee) of Lexington, OH, Tamra Hale of Baytown, Texas and Terry (Meagan) Garrett of Shelby, OH; 10 grandchildren, Blake (Kaila), Andy (Brii), Lexi, Noah, Emelie, Maddi, Grace, Gavin, Myah, and Gillian; 3 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, James Garrett of Plymouth, OH, and Steven Garrett of Rayford, FL; sister, Judith Hull of Jacksonville, FL; several nieces and nephews; best friends, Eugene and Penny Drake; and Dennis Meade; and one special dog, Suzy Q.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Rebecca Garrett and a sister Patricia Peavey.
Visitation will be Friday, October 28, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio where the funeral service will be Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with his son, Pastor Terry Garrett officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Patty Fultz - Oct 28, 2016

Sending prayers to Terry’s family. I worked with him at MTD. He helped me overcome my doubts of being able to do my job and was the main reason I was able to go to work everyday cause I knew he’d talk me thru it.What an amazing, kind man, he will truly be missed.

Kelli Swartz - Oct 26, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Cruz melendez - Oct 25, 2016

We are so sorry for the lost of your family member…..please know that we join you in prayer in this hard times….my condolence to pastor Terry an his family…in the sudden death of your father. …bless you all special hug to your mom..

Tammy Kegley - Oct 24, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I adored Terry when I worked with him at MTD. What an awesome man he was. He was so good to me. Prayers for the family.

Kenny & Sandy Edgeson - Oct 24, 2016

Sorry to hear of Terrys passing. One of my fellow classmates who always seemed to be a jokester. Hadnt seen him since we graduated and he started working with my wife Sandy at MTD. He we be greatly missed here on this earth.Sandy have your family in our hearts and prayers.

Debbie Osborne Robinson - Oct 24, 2016

I am so sorry to hear this about Terry. My thoughts and prayers of comfort are with all his loved ones. He will be remembered as a kind and loving man . Cherish all your memories and he lives on everyday.
With sincerely love and prayers,
Debbie Osborne Robinson

nita beverly - Oct 24, 2016

im am so sorry to hear about Terry..he was such a sweet man..i worked with him for awhile at MTD he always had a smile on his face.. my prayers for your family..ji5ph