Mr Reginald Whitis Garrett, Jr

  • Born: April 17, 1947
  • Died: March 1, 2022
  • Location: Easley, South Carolina

Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory - Powdersville Road

1425 Powdersville Road
Easley, SC 29642
Tel. (864) 442-1800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Reginald Whitis Garrett, Jr., 74 of Easley, SC passed away peacefully to go home to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

He was born April 17, 1947 in Norfolk, VA to Reginald W. Garrett, Sr. and Rosemary Shoopman Oates. Whit was a devout Christian who enjoyed studying the Bible and sharing the Word to his family, friends, and strangers. He lived his life in obedience to God and His Word by being a faithful witness to Christ and putting Him first. Whit attended Summerlin Military Academy and Bartow High School. When he graduated, he continued on to college earning several degrees to include a Masters in Psychology. Whit's desire to serve his community and help those in need led him to a long career in criminal justice as a police officer, detective, and Chief of Police in the state of Florida. After retiring from the police force, he began a new career at Motorola designing 911 dispatch systems and specializing in two-way radio communications in Anderson, SC. Whit was passionate about politics, hunting, classic cars, antiques, and animals. He enjoyed writing, reading, singing, auctioneering, and telling jokes. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. His passion and integrity to those he loved and knew was unwavering.

Whit is survived by his beloved wife Betty, his daughter Suzanne and her husband Tony (Triston, Anthony, and Darien), his son Craig and his wife Lori (Miranda, Kaleigh and Payton), his daughter Cindi and her husband Porter (Stacey, Robert and Brittney), and several great-grandchildren.
Whit also leaves his sister, Sally and several nieces and nephews and other family to share in his memory. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Rosemary and Emily.

A visitation will be held 1pm until 1:45pm Saturday March 5, 2022 at Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road Easley , South Carolina. A funeral Service will be held at 2pm in the Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Robinson Memorial Gardens.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dad, You are & will always be the strongest, bravest and smartest man I know. Thank you for being the Spiritual leader in our family because it's the ONLY thing that is carrying me through this nightmare that I can't seem to be awakened from. I love you so much and miss you deeply. I know you are rejoicing in Heaven and that brings me so much comfort. I love you and I can't wait to see you again. ❤

Posted by Suzanne Pindel - Daughter   March 06, 2022


It is so hard to believe I can't pick up the phone and call you any longer when I need your advice. You have been a rock for me so many times. I will miss you, but I know I'll see you again some day.

Posted by Anita Merck - Easley, SC - Family   March 04, 2022

You will be terribly missed by a lot of us....I can only imagine what a reunion must be going on right now in Heaven. Rest in peace in the Arms of our Lord.... We will all see you when God calls us Home.

Posted by Sally Garrett - Sister   March 04, 2022

Although I never met Whit in person I've always enjoyed the emails we have exchanged. My thoughts and prayers for the family. Rest in peace, Whit.
Terry Weeks

Posted by Terry Weeks - Greenwood, SC - Friend   March 03, 2022

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