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William D. Garrett

William David “Dave” Garrett, 64, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 5:13 p.m., Sunday, May 9, 2021 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL  

Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with Rev. Joseph Carter officiating. Burial followed in the Tuscola Township Cemetery.  

Visitation was held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.  

Dave was born on July 2, 1956 in Tuscola, the son of Russell L. and Betty Jane Hatchel Garrett.    

Survivors include his fiancé: Erica Lynn Cox “Buttercup”, brothers: Russell Dale Garrett (Toemika Sue) of Atwood, and John Logan Garrett of Tuscola, sisters: Nancy Joan Decker of Sadorus and Debbie Lynn Walters of Booneville, MO. 

He was preceded in death by his Granny Thelma, parents, and brother: Robert A. “Boob” Garrett.  

Dave was a proud graduate of Tuscola High School class of 1974. He was a jack of all trades and if you needed to know anything about Harley’s or parts he was your “go to guy”. He loved hard and played harder. Dave was a loving partner in crime to his “Buttercup”.  His hobbies include throwing horseshoes (and usually bringing home the 1st place trophy), road trips, concerts, fishing, and playing bags with people he shared priceless friendships with. He was an Illini, NASCAR, Earnhardt, Cardinals & Da Bears- Walter Payton fan.  

He enjoyed Hog Roast Parties with Missy in Bondville & sharing stories with Kelly, Karla, & Aaron. He loved his family So much and cherished His time with his children: David Allen (Rafael), Rachel Marie (Nick), Kerri Christine & Chasity Lynn, grandchildren: Levi (21), Averi (16), River James (2), Graycn David (3), Kody, Kameryn, Kaleb and great-grandchild: Noah Jay (2) and several nieces and nephews!  

He will be missed by so many, and those who know, will know who’s truly missed.   

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