James Robert Garrettson of Bells, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the age of 75. He was born to William and Merl (Reeves) Garretson on May 18, 1947 in Kennett, Missouri.
Jim married Rita Dickerson on November 10, 1984 in Lancaster, Texas. He worked in the construction industry and participated in building houses, schools, fire stations, and other structures. While he thoroughly loved construction, he had a reputation for self-inflected injures, due to his strong self determination, “bull-headedness”. Jim was a big, physically strong man, yet he was a gentle giant. He loved his family and spoiled his grandchildren.
Jim loved music and had a beautiful deep, singing voice; he led the worship music at Hebron Baptist Church for 17 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Merl Garretson; brother-in-law, Henry W. Holly, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Garretson, daughters Shelly Johnson and husband Rick, Cassie Simpson and husband Roy, Rhonda Bowen and husband Bobby, Becky Breaux and husband Jeremy, Jill Baker and husband Mitchell, Misti Mace; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and sister, Mary Holly.
A visitation will be held Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Mullican Little Funeral Home 754 State Hwy 56 E. Bells, Texas 75414. A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Hebron Cemetery 655 Hebron Road Bells, Texas 75414.