Mr. John Daniel Garrett

  • Born: June 10, 1922
  • Died: May 11, 2014
  • Location: Springfeild, Virginia

Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home

1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302
Tel. (703) 998-9200

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Daniel (Jack) Garrett died on May 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Jack was a resident at Greenspring Village in Springfield, Virginia, and is survived by his wife of 71 years, Bettie, and his 3 children: Patricia Garrett (Oliver Woshinsky), Katherine Ball (George) and Thomas Garrett (Shari). Jack was born in Columbus, Georgia, on June 10, 1922, to Mary Daniels and Delma Garrett. He moved frequently growing up but graduated from Roosevelt High School in Washington, D.C., and raised his family in the Washington area. He worked at the Army Map Service/Defense Mapping Agency for 43 years and retired in 1983. While working, he attended night classes for many years and ultimately earned a BA from George Mason University. He was a devoted husband and family man and was extremely proud of his extended family of 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA. A Funeral Service will be held at the Village Chapel at Greenspring Village on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jack's name to Greenspring Hospice, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield, VA 22150, or a charity of your choice.

Condolence & Memory Journal

God our Father you reward those who believe in you. Bette our hearts go out to you in this time of need . May the Lord Bless you and your family and bring you peace. Ken & Betty

Posted by Ken & Betty Barnes - Gaithersburg, MD - Friend and Coworker   May 15, 2014

I just adore this man. I volunteered with him on Tuesdays at Treasure Trove 3 and he taught me so much. He always had wonderful anecdotes and kept everyone smiling. I will surely miss him. It was always such a treat to see photos of his lovely family and hear what they wer all up to.

Chris Muniz

Posted by chris muniz - friend   May 15, 2014

Our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Jack. Joan and Jenifer Brown

Posted by Joan Brown - Annapolis, MD   May 14, 2014

A life well-lived is a family legacy.

Posted by Walter Helton - Gaithersburg, MD - co-worker   May 14, 2014

Took many trips led by Jack. He was a wonderful person and always made us feel welcomed.

Posted by Frank P Lozupone - Silver Spring, SC - AMS member   May 14, 2014

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Mr. Garrett always had a smile on his face, and an obvious love for his family. Our condolences are with Mrs. Garrett and family.

Posted by Ed and Vicky Dunne - Woodbridge, VA   May 14, 2014

Mr. Garrett leaves a legacy of love, kindness, and caring. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family, that in time your sadness will turn into smiles every time you remember the wonderful memories with which he has blessed you.

Posted by Margie Ross - Woodbridge, VA - Friend   May 13, 2014

So sad to hear of Jack's passing. I have many fond memories of our AMS luncheons, NYC trips and board meetings. He will be greatly missed.
God bless the family with peace during this most sad time. Barbara Bailey. Psalm 139

Posted by A friend   May 13, 2014

So sorry to hear the news about Jack. We enjoyed getting to know him over the years. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Gary & Joanne Snyder - Moneta, VA   May 13, 2014

Our deepest sympathies and prayers on the passing of Mr. Garrett. Our families shared many wonderful memories together over the years. Love Scott Katie Emma and Rose.

Posted by Scott Gipe - Crofton, MD   May 13, 2014

Our deepest sympathies for the entire family on the loss of Jack Garrett. He was so nice to Scott and I, we will remember him always.

Lynn Gipe

Posted by Lynn Gipe - Bowie, MD   May 13, 2014

Saddened by your loss of Jack, I know how you feel, what good times we all had to remember, love Gene King.

Posted by Gene King - Melbourne, FL   May 13, 2014

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Garrett. May the God of all comfort be with you and your family during this most difficult time.

Posted by M R - Oxon Hill, MD   May 13, 2014


My deepest sympathies, Bettie for your loss. It was an honor meeting Jack & working with him for so many wonderful years at the Treasure Trove. God bless you & may Jack's soul rest in peace by His side.
Love, Karen

Posted by Karen Beebe - Springfield, VA   May 13, 2014

Married 71 years! A true blessing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers.

Anne and Walter Rollins

Posted by A friend   May 13, 2014