Eric Edward “Ric” Garrett, 67, of Spotsylvania County passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in the arms of his wife, Linda.
He retired in 2000 as a teacher from Prince William County Schools and had formerly taught in Willingboro, NJ. He was a member of Rappahannock Model Railroaders, Inc. and Joy Song Singers, former director of religious education at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. He and his wife were foster parents for Prince William Co., Stafford Co., and Arlington Co.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Linda; children Shirley Garrett, Kelly Leva, Martha Garrett, William Garrett and Carmen Garrett; brother Brian Garrett; and grandchildren Kaitlin Leva, Mackenzie Leva, Frankie Garrett and Shaun Coleman; nieces Rita St. Clair and Katie Prickett; and nephew Fred Ryder.He is preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Jeane Garrett; son Stuart Garrett; and brother John Ryder.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
A service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at St. Jude Catholic Church. Interment will be at Rosedale Memorial Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania
In lieu of flower memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Association 3805 Cutshaw Ave Suite 212 Richmond, Va. 23230 and Micah Ecumenical Ministries, PO Box 3277 Fredericksburg, Va. 22402.