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Rev. Marion Garrett

Marion’s remains were cremated and will be interred at Obion County Memorial Gardens following a memorial service to be held at 10 a.m. May 16 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 145 Hannings Lane, in Martin. The family requests that donations may be sent in his name to Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Marion and his twin brother, Marvin, were born in Union City Jan. 19, 1921, the sons of Jesse T. and Margaret (Scott) Garrett. Marion attended Union City schools and graduated from Union City High School in 1939. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in June, 1940, and was stationed in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Missouri with the Southeast Training Command. In 1942, he married the former Doris Cunningham, also of Union City. In 1944, he was transferred to the Pacific Theater, where he served as a crew chief on a B 24 with the 22nd Bombardment Squadron.
After he was released from the military in 1945, Marion attended Bethel College in McKenzie, graduating summa cum laude in1949. He then attended the Cumberland Presbyterian Seminary, where he was awarded a master of divinity degree and was ordained a minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1951. After his ordination, he served Cumberland Presbyterian churches in Pleasant Grove, Iowa, Fresno, Calif., and Maryville.
In 1961, he transferred to the Presbyterian Church, USA, where he served in Vevay, Ind., from 1961-1966 and in Corydon, Ind., from 1966 until he retired in 1986. Marion and Doris continued to live in Corydon, where Marion served as hospital chaplain until they moved to Carson City, Nev., in 1998. In 2004 they returned to Union City, where Marion continued his ministry serving as pastor emeritus at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Martin.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Marjorie Garrett of Roswell, Ga., and John Garrett Sr. and Carol Garrett of Pasadena, Calif.; five grandsons and their spouses, Philip, Thomas, Gregory and Jill, Sean and Sarah and John Jr.; his granddaughter and her spouse, Jennifer and Ash Patil, three great-grandchildren, Neena, Vanessa and Devin Patil; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Marion was preceded in death by Doris, his wife of almost 71 years; his parents; three brothers, Earl, Milton and Marvin; and three sisters, Mildred, Jesse Hurt and Motye Cloys.