Buddie Scott Garrett, 88, of Johnstown Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 21st, 2023 after a short stay at Butterworth Hospital. Buddie was born in Crawford, Tennessee on July 26th, 1934, the son of Andrew Garrett and Sarah (Wright) Garrett. Bud moved to Augusta in 1943 at the age of 12 along with his parents and 8 brothers and sisters.
Bud served in the US Air Force until 1951. He also held many jobs, beginning as a brick and block mason. He owned his own business, Garrett Brothers Construction. He worked in service for the VA where he was honored for saving a patient’s life using the Heimlich Maneuver. When he retired from the VA, he went back to work at Bronson Health Care as a driver.
He loved to read his Bible, hunting magazines and gun magazines. He was an avid gardener, bird watcher & would sit in his chair and get furious at the squirrels for climbing on his bird feeder. But more than anything, he loved to go to church and loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He would often say “I am grateful and thankful for what Jesus did for me, dying on the cross and forgiving my sins.” His favorite Bible verse was 2 Chronicles 20:15 “Thus saith the Lord unto you, be not afraid or dismayed… for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” His favorite hymn was “He looked beyond all my faults and saw my needs”.
Bud was preceded in death by his mother, father and 8 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine, daughter Teena (David) Sink of Monroe Tennessee, son Don (Christine) Stampfler of Delton, daughter Carla Garrett of Augusta and daughter MarySue (Greg) Burlingame of Augusta. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and 23 nieces & nephews.
The family will receive friends 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 26th at the Bedford Bible Church 21964 N. Bedford Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49037 where services to celebrate Bud's life will begin at 3:00 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow at Augusta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials directed to the Bedford Bible Church or the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org) would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and favorite memories of Bud may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.