July 27, 2018
ABERDEEN — Billy Fred “Santa Claus” Garrett, 83, died July 25, 2018, at Monroe County Regional Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home with David Snyder and Bo Stahl officiating. Burial will follow at Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Garrett was born Dec. 27, 1934, in New Albany, to the late Noble Fred and Katie Daniels Garrett. He was a graduate of Amory High School and The University of Mississippi. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was formerly employed with Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation. He was a member of First Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Kendrick. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cook Garret of Aberdeen; daughters, Evelyn Jones of Aberdeen and Barbara Garrett of Shackelford; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Darracott Community Center, c/o Hazel Mobley, 10402 Darracott Rd., Aberdeen, MS 39730 or First Christian Church, 200 College Place, Aberdeen, MS 39730.