November 17, 1947 – December 14, 2022
Robert “Bobby” Garrett, a lifelong Colorado Springs resident, passed away on December 14, 2022.
Bobby was born on November 17, 1947 in Colorado Springs to William Leroy Garrett and Thelma Irene (Hale) Garrett. He graduated from Palmer High School and was active in their drama club, attended Pikes Peak Community College, and later graduated from Nazarene Bible College.
He was a longtime manager for S&S Amusement Company, where he managed and maintained electronic gaming and vending machines for military and the Colorado Springs area. He was also the manager of Plaza of the Rockies Ice Chalet, introducing them to computers, and was a longtime courier for Springs Funeral Services where he formed many close relationships and loved the beautiful people he worked for.
Bob was a member of Westsiders of Colorado Springs and had many longtime friends he loved to chat with. He was very gifted at loving people and was extremely dedicated to his relationships. He was a true leader and loved by all who knew him.
Bob attended protestant churches throughout his life and was a dedicated believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible. He was looking forward to meeting his loved ones in Heaven, especially his Lord and Savior. Bob struggled with a lengthy illness but finished the race well, holding onto his faith to the day he passed. 2Timothy 4:7 He was loving the reformed ways of thinking and loved RC Sproul, Dr. John MacArthur and most recently was enjoying Voddie Bauchman. He called them the great Bible teachers and Pastors of today and loving what they stood for.
Bob left behind some great treasures with his photography talent, creating his pictures in his own dark room. He captured many great moments of his family, friends and God’s creation.
He is survived by four brothers: Billy (Linda) Garrett, Kenny (Yvonne) Garrett, Ike (Sue) Garrett, and Danny Garrett; two sisters: Debbie (Larry) Lawrence, and Patty Garrett; several nieces and nephews and great-great ones whom he considered to be all his children, always looking out for them. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, and sister, Dixie Garrett, whom he cared for for many years, and 2 Irish setters he loved named Big Sur and Sarra.
A visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. A reception will follow (location to be determined). Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum.
Memorials in Bobby’s name may be made to JoniandFriends.org (advancing disability ministry and changing the church and communities around the world).