DR. CLYDE BRADFORD (BRAD) GARRETT JR.

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DR. CLYDE BRADFORD (BRAD) GARRETT JR. WAS BORN IN FORT SMITH ARKANSAS ON MARCH 4, 1939 TO CLYDE GARRETT SR. AND WILMA (WELLS) GARRETT. C.B. AS HE WAS KNOWN THEN WAS A 1957 GRADUATE OF SPIRO HIGH SCHOOL. HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. MR. GARRETT BEGAN TEACHING AT CARL ALBERT STATE COLLEGE IN 1965 AS THE FIRST FULL TIME TEACHER AT THE COLLEGE.HE ALSO MARRIED BRENDA SUE BRANSON THAT YEAR. HE OBTAINED HIS LITERARY DOCTORATE IN THE MID SEVENTIES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS. DR. GARRETT WAS THE DIVISION CHAIRMAN FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS AND FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT AT CARL ALBERT STATE COLLEGE UNTIL HE RETIRED IN 1991 UPON HIS RETIREMENT, HE OBTAINED HIS SECOND DOCTORATE , THIS TIME IN LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES. HE PASSED THE INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION EXAM AS WELL AS SEVERAL STATE BARS. HE TRAVELED TO ALL BUT 3 CONTINENTS PROVIDING TRIAL HELP WITH THE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES LOCATED IN SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. HIS LOVE OF EDUCATION AND LEARNING LED TO HIM ACQUIRING SEVERAL OTHER DEGREES FROM VARIOUS UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OVER A 35 YEAR SPAN. TO HIS CREDIT, HE EARNED OVER 900 COLLEGE CREDIT HOURS. HE ENJOYED HIS CATTLE, FARMING, READING AND WRITING. SOME OF HIS WORKS WERE PUBLISHED IN SEVERAL BOOKS AND EDUCATION MANUELS. ANOTHER THING HE LOVED WAS WATCHING HIS KIDS AND GRANDKIDS IN THEIR FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, DANCING, GYMNASTICS, BAND AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES. HE WAS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS.

HE IS SURVIVED BY A SON MICHAEL GARRETT AND WIFE NIKKI (WHOM BRAD INTRODUCED IN 1990) OF WISTER, OKLAHOMA, DAUGHTERS, DENA COX AND HUSBAND CHRIS OF SPIRO, OKLAHOMA AND LETICIA SCHELM AND HUSBAND
MICHAEL OF VAN BUREN, ARKANSAS. HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY 13 GRANDCHILDREN ZAIN GARRETT, BROCK GARRETT, HOPE GARRETT, COURTNEY COX- RASHA(GABE), GARRETT COX, KEATON COX, KADEN COX, LAYNEE TICHENOR, LAILA TICHENOR, KEILA TICHENOR, NAYLEIGH SCHELM, KAYLONI SCHELM,
BRANSON SCHELM AND ONE GREAT GRANDCHILD KODA RASHA. HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY SPECIAL FRIEND JACKIE WEINDEL.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE 10AM MONDAY, JULY 12, 2021 AT THE MALLORY-MARTIN FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN SPIRO, OKLAHOMA WITH PASTOR CYNDI ARMWINE OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL FOLLOW IN THE NEW HOPE CEMETERY
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MALLORY-MARTIN FUNERAL HOME. VIEWING HOURS WILL BE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12PM-6PM WITH THE FAMILY VISITING WITH FRIENDS 4PM-6PM ON SUNDAY AT THE FUNERAL HOME.

PALLBEARERS WILL BE HIS GRANDSONS AND SONS IN LAW CHRIS COX, MICHAEL SCHELM, ZAIN GARRETT, BROCK GARRETT, GABE RASHA, AND KEATON COX HONORARY PALLBEARERS ARE GARRETT COX, BRYAN BELL, MARK MONCRIEF,
TROY MONCRIEF AND MONTE BUSBY.

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