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Floyd Garnett

January 5, 1938 — October 12, 2022

 

Floyd E. “Skippy” Garnett, 84, died Wednesday (October 12, 2022) at his home in Newton, Ks.

He was born on January 5, 1938 in Newton, the son of Harry and Edna Rose Dickinson Garnett. A lifelong resident of Newton, he graduated from Newton High School in 1956 where he played football, basketball and was on the track team. He later attended Bethel College where he played football.

“Skippy” married Winnifred P. Rawlins on January 23, 1959 in Wichita, Kansas. They were longtime members of Hall’s Chapel A.M.E. Church in Newton.

He had been a Foreman at the Harvey County Road & Bridge Department for many years and was involved with the development of East Lake. He had also worked for Rhoades Construction Company.

He was inducted into the Newton High School Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.

Survivors include his wife Winnifred of the home; two sons Eldon Garnett of Wichita and Steven Garnett with his wife Deana of Salina; daughter Dee Garnett of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister Jeri Lynn Tipton of Kansas City, Mo.; and three grandchildren Jeffrey Garnett, Latoyia Garnett, and Jayden Roberts.

Mr. Garnett is preceded in death by his parents; son Kevin Ray Garnett; three brothers Clayton, Norris and William; and six sisters, Clara Whitmore, Eilene Boyd, Rose Marie Foster, Brenda Harvey, Rosetta and Harriet.

The casket will be open at the funeral home on Thursday (Oct. 20) between 1:00 and 5:00 P.M., and Friday (Oct. 21) between 9:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M., where the family will receive friends between 6:00 and 7:30 P.M.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday (Oct. 22) at the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.

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