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Obituary – Raymond “Gene” Garrett

Raymond Eugene Garrett, 85, of Success, passed away on June 12, 2022. Gene was born on August 5, 1936, in Ellis Prairie, Mo., the son of John Monroe Garrett and Cleva Mae (Good) Garrett.

Gene worked for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis and retired from Boeing in Wichita. He loved going to auctions. In his younger years, Gene enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved to be outdoors. Gene was also an avid coin collector.

Gene is survived by his children, Marlin Joe Garrett, Jeannie Kay Garrett, Donna Kay Garrett, Dawn Marie Garrett, Gary Eugene Garrett, Robbin Eugene Garrett, Junith Kay Garret, Jessie Eugene Garrett (wife, Whitney) and Loretta Lynn Siddiq (husband, Shah); sisters, Laura Jackson (husband, John) and Imogene Sutton (partner, Dan Wilson); grandchildren, Amina Siddiq, Hakima Siddiq, Amira Gerry, Hana Siqqiq, Joslyn Garrett, Braxton Garrett, Noelle Shinn and Brandon Garrett; great grandchildren, Reme Saif, Adnan Gerry, Ayida Gerry, Aviv Gerry and Rami Gerry; and his companion of five years, Verna Buckner. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Ray Garrett; sister, Betty Arlene Haggar; wife, Darlene Garrett; daughter, Brenda Young; and grandson, Billy Joe Young.

A service for Gene was held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Success Baptist Church, with Brother Ted Moore officiating. Pallbearers were Virgil McGrown, Tom Cavaness, Jessie Garrett, John Jackson, Ryan Taylor, Frank Miller and Jason Ramsey. A visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at CT Smith Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at


  1. Jonnie on June 13, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    He was married to my grandma Shirley Garrett as well and I was considered his granddaughter I love you grandpa I will miss you tell grandma Shirley I said hello

  2. Jonnie Smith on June 13, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    He was married to Shirley Garrett which was my grandma as well I am considered his granddaughter I love you grandpa I will see you on Wednesday I love you

  3. James D Russo on June 14, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    May prayers in abundance rise up to Heaven for his dearly departed soul. May He rest in everlasting peace!

    • Donna Mullins-Current on June 15, 2022 at 9:36 am

      I remember my cousin introducing Gene to me when I was about 13. At a CB jamboree. We use to go to them when we would visit Wichita Kansas. He was a good friend of the family. He will be missed . Donna Mullins-Current. Springdale, Arkansas

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