Obituary: Charles Olin Garrett, Enfield, March 31, 2015
Charles Olin Garrett, 80, of Enfield, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at
10:00 a.m. at his residence. He was born March 12, 1935 in Mill Shoals
Township, Illinois, the son of Edwin and Goldie Isabel (Bradford) Garrett.
Olin married Beatrice Williams on November 5, 1953. He was a U.S. Army
veteran. Olin had worked for Caterpillar for 18 years before moving back to
Enfield, where he farmed. He was a member of Ashland Christian Church in
Mill Shoals, Enfield Masonic Lodge #677, the Carmi Country Club and was a
former trustee for the Enfield Fire District. Olin was a dedicated and
faithful family man whose love and concern went beyond his immediate
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bea of Enfield; a daughter and two
sons-in-law, Audrey and David Elwood of Enfield and Cliff Hardin of
Danville, IL; five grandchildren, Bill Engel, Paulette Hosick, Leslie Fow,
Mike Hardin and Jessi Metheney; eight great-grandchildren, Brooke Hosick
Phelps, Tyler Hosick, Coby and Jalen Allen, Olin, Ava and Lilla Fow and
Collin Hardin; a sister, Alice Carter of Carmi; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Olin was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cynthia
Lou Hardin a son, Charles Olin Garrett, Jr.;a granddaughter, Ashley
Metheney; a great-granddaughter, Isabella Fow; two sisters, Fern and Sarah
Garrett; and four brothers, John, Henry, Noel and Allen Garrett.
Funeral services for Charles Olin Garrett, 80, of Enfield, will be held on
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with
Braden Willis officiating. Burial will be in Little Zion Cemetery near
Enfield with military rites by Carmi VFW and American Legion. Friends may
call on Friday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic
services will be at 7:30 p.m.
Obit From Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.