Monday, August 31, 2009

Robert Garrard 1956-2009

Robert Lynn Garrard passed away July 11, 2009 at his home in Jefferson City, Missouri, at the age of 52 years, 11 months and 14 days. One of four sons born to the union of the late Joe Lee and Ruth Myrle (Graves) Garrard, Robert was born in Richland, Missouri on July 27, 1956. As a young boy, Robert accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and was baptized. Robert married Yvonne Rice on February 2, 1976 in Buckhorn, Missouri. He and Yvonne shared 33 years of marriage and were blessed with two sons, Andy and Nicholas. Robert was a gifted auto mechanic. His last several years of employment were spent at McKnight Tire in Jefferson City. He enjoyed anything to do with motor vehicles, especially old cars and motorcycles. He also liked to fish and float on the river. But Robert's favorite times were spent with his family and friends. Robert was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his wife, Yvonne and two sons, Andy and Nicholas (Ashley) all of Jefferson City, three brothers: Karl Garrard of Belton, Joe Garrard of Stinnett, TX and Mike Garrard of Jefferson City, one granddaughter: Allana Garrard of Jefferson City, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 12:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 15, 2009 in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Richland with Rev. Danny Graves officiating. Music selections included "Free Bird", "Thank You" and "Believe". Serving as escorts were Quentin Davis, Gregory Buchta, Gary Kenney, Roger Graves, Kevin Rapert and David Henry. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery, Hanna Missouri. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapels and Crematory. The family requests memorial contributions be made in memory of Robert Garrard. Donations can be made at Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Richland.

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