Robert Lee Garnett, age 75, returned home to his Heavenly Father unexpectedly on Thursday December 16, 2021, in Murray, Utah. He was born on January 6, 1946, in Dallas Texas to Hendon Burnett Garnett and Lilah Elizabeth Richards Garnett, and is now reunited with them.
He married the love of his life, Kathryn Kratzer on January 25, 1986, in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. They had one daughter, Michele, that he called Peanut even to this day. He lived in Grand Junction, Colorado and Cedar City, Utah. They moved eight years ago to Taylorsville to be closer to their daughter and 5 grandkids.
Robert was the best husband, father, and grandpa you could ask for. Family meant everything to him. He cherished his four grandsons, his adventure buddies and his granddaughter who was his princess. He enjoyed taking the two younger grandkids to school every morning and spending the evenings playing with his granddaughter. He would spend hours at his daughter’s house just to spend time with each of them.
Robert had a big heart and wanted to help anyone he could. He enjoyed reading books in his free time. He is a veteran and served in the United States Army. He loved his country, eagles, and the American Flag.
Dad, we love you and you will be missed so much!
Robert is survived by his wife Kathryn of 35 years, daughter Michele (Brad) Jordan, five grandchildren; Nathan, Daniel, Isaac, Ethan and Madison, brother Richard (Lalaine) Garnett, brother-in-laws; Mike and Brian Kratzer, and sister-in-law Tami Kratzer, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and nephews that he loved dearly. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Hendon and Lilah.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Murray, Utah, 67 West Clay Park Dr. A viewing will be that morning from 10:00 – 10:45 am at the church prior to services. Interment will take place at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bluffdale with full Military honors.