Soldier On! w/Leroy Garrett  —  Occasional Essays



Leroy Garrett, 96, died at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. He was a resident of Denton for 53 years. He was born in Mineral Wells, Texas to B.J. and Annie Garrett. He was preceded in death by his wife Ouida, his parents, five brothers, one sister, a son Philip, a daughter Phoebe. He is survived by a son, David Garrett of Chillicothe, Mo., one grandson, two great grandsons, and a brother, William J. Garrett of Dallas.

He graduated from Abilene Christian University, and earned graduate degrees from Southern Methodist University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Harvard University. He was a professor of philosophy at MacMurray College in Illinois, Bethany College in West Virginia, Texas Woman's University, and Bishop College in Dallas. In retirement he was an adjunct professor at Richland College in Dallas, Dallas Christian College, and University of Dallas.

He was a lecturer, editor, and author among Churches of Christ and Christian Churches for over seventy years. He was a member of the Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton. His body was donated to UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. A memorial service will be held at Singing Oaks Church of Christ on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

We look forward to seeing him again when we all arrive in heaven!