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Marvin W. Garrett

Marvin W. Garrett, 73, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Marvin is survived by his high school sweetheart of 56 years, Sandra R. Garrett; his children, Brian Garrett (Sandra), Ronnie Garrett (Shannon) and Terri Search (Kevin); and his grandchildren, Emily, Justin, Kaylee, and Abbey.  He is also survived by his brother, Calvin Garrett; and his sister, Diane Foster (Mac). 

Marvin was the oldest child of the late Harvey and Bertha L. Garrett. Marvin was a proud member of the John Marshall cadet corps. After high school he went to night school as a machinist apprentice. In the early 60’s he went to work for Industrial Machine Manufacturing and through the next 50-plus years, he worked his way through the company and became president and owner of the company. He was truly one of the last company owners who believed in his employees and he took care of his employees through thick and thin. Marvin was dedicated to his employees and his customers. He often said that he couldn’t spell cat, but give him something to figure out or design and he could do it. 

One of the proudest things he cherished was buying a rivah home in 1996. He loved to have family and friends visit and enjoy the home on the Piankatank River. Some of his best friends were his rivah friends. Marvin was a great husband, dad, grandpa, and a great boss. He will be truly missed. 

A special thanks to Donald, Danny, and Wayne for all their help, dedication, and care they showed for both Mr. and Mrs. Garrett.

A chapel service was held March 28 at Nelsen Funeral Home in Richmond. Interment was in Washington Memorial Park.

Marvin was a great husband, dad, grandpa, and a great boss. He will be truly missed. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. 6 Park Center Court Suite 201 Owings Mills, MD 21117. Online condolences may be made at

posted 04.10.2014

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