Teddy Wayne Garrett, 67, of Appomattox, was tragically killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, June 2nd, at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. He had been a seasonal employee in the park’s maintenance division since 2003 and leaves behind many loved ones, including his wife of 34 years, Delores Wooten Garrett.
He was a loving and devoted father and is survived by two daughters, Melissa (Missy) Dawn Garrett of Richmond and Cassindy (Cindy) Litchford and her husband, Ashley; a son, Teddy Wayne (T.W.) Garrett, II; a brother, Bobby Garrett and wife, Janice all of Appomattox; three sisters, Gloria Leveque and husband, Frank of Richmond, Geralynn Garrett, and Betty Craft and husband, Todd all of Appomattox; sister-in-law, Peggy Winters and husband, Hugh of Virginia Beach; and loving family friends, Glen Wilson, II of Richmond and Erica Renee Jamerson of Pamplin.
Born in Appomattox County on February 19, 1943, he was a son of Leonard C. Garrett of Appomattox and the late Emma Eulelia Robertson Garrett. Teddy was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and a retired employee of General Electric and Ericsson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 5th, by the Rev. Ronnie Rogers and James C. Rogers, II at New Hope Baptist Church in Appomattox. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery and will include participation by a National Park Service honor guard.
The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home today (Friday) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the family home.
Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Appomattox Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 57, Appomattox, VA 24522 , the Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 894, Appomattox, VA 24522, or the American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 1131, Alexandria, VA 22303.
Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family and an online condolence may be sent at www.robinsonfuneral.com.