Dr. Alfred Gardner Garrett, age 87, of Shadowline Drive, Boone, passed away Monday morning, May 21, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.

Born September 19, 1926 in El Dorado, Arkansas, he was a son of Eschen Boland Garrett, Sr. and Linetta Chambers Garrett.

After retiring as a chemist from DuPont, he taught briefly in the chemistry department at Appalachian State University.

Dr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Marjorie Murphy Garrett of the home; his daughter and son, Christine Garrett and Neilsen Garrett, both of Newark, Delaware; three step-sons, Jett Murphy of Fleetwood, John Murphy of Nashville, and Andrew Murphy of South Carolina; step-daughter, Julia Rummans of Hilton Head, South Carolina; brother, Carl Garrett of Arkansas; and sister, Frances Wynn of Louisiana.

Services for Dr. Alfred Gardner Garrett will be private.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Garrett family.

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