Bruce Lee Garrett, 80, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at his residence. Arrangements entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services 269-926-9440. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Benton Charter Township – Station 1, 781 S. Crystal Ave., Benton Harbor, MI. Memorials may be made in Bruce’s name to Caring Circle of Lakeland Hospice www.caring-circle.org. Those who wish to leave a condolence online may do so at www.purelycremations.org.
Bruce was born on January 8, 1938 in Gary, IN to Gerald and Violet (Stiles) Garrett. After graduating high school, he proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. from 1955-1956. On December 1, 1978, Bruce married the love of his life, Nancy Joyce Young. They formed a partnership, owned and operated the NuYou Beauty Salon in Benton Harbor. Bruce was a forty-year career firefighter retiring as Fire Chief from Benton Charter Township – Station 1. He enjoyed the great outdoors hunting and fishing and supporting the Chicago Cubs. Bruce’s favorite times were spent with his loving family, taking the grandchildren for rides on the “Gator” around his property and doting on his loyal beagles, Buddy and CoCo.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Laura (Mike) Green of Alabama and Soriann (Tim) Lucas of Sodus, MI; sons, David Garrett and Larry (Angie) Hendrixson of Benton Harbor; grandchildren, Molly (Noah) Green of Alabama, Ashley Oliver of Watervliet, MI, Ann Lucas of Sodus, MI and Jacob (Emily) Hendrixson of Benton Harbor, MI; great-grandchildren, Avalynn Oliver, Ellie Jane Oliver and Logan Lucas; sister, Judy Freeze of Chesterton, IN; brother, Steve Golden of Sodus, MI and sister-in-law, Pat Garrett of Ravena, MI.
Bruce was preceded by his parents; brother, Brian Garrett and step-father, Robert Golden.Print Obituary & Condolences