Spencer businessman and civic leader, Jack D. Garrett, 84, of Spencer, has died in Roane General Hospital.

Garrett was a former owner of Denbigh-Garrett Ford in Spencer.

He was a charter member and past chairman of the Roane General Hospital Board of Directors and a member of the Roane General Hospital Auxiliary, having recently received his 500 hours pin.

He was past president of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Spencer Rotary Club, and a former member of the Spencer Roane Volunteer Fire Department. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Moriah Lodge No. 38, A.F. & A.M. He was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church, Spencer.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Sandy Garrett, II of Spencer; three granddaughters, Andrea, Katie and Ali Garrett, all of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.

He was born August 12, 1919, in Tyler County, a son of the late Ernest V. and Jeannetta Jane Gorby Garrett.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Hershberger Garrett; daughter, Jane Garrett; sister, Kay Gandee Webb; and brother, Bill Garrett.

A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m. in the St. John's United Methodist Church with the Rev. G. David Calvert officiating. Burial will be in the Epling Chapel Cemetery, Looneyville.

Friends may call at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.