G T Starrett

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Funeral services for G. T. Starrett, 79, of Avinger will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday November 4 at First Baptist Church in Avinger with the Rev. Bob Crowder and Deborah Lynn Dugan officiating. Burial will follow at Avinger Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 3 in the afternoon and evening and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. He died November 1, 2008 at a Jefferson Nursing Home. Mr. Starrett was born September 1, 1929 in Linden. He attended First Baptist Church in Avinger, served as Constable for 12 years, and served many years of the Avinger School Board and the board at Lone Star Credit Union. He was an avid fan of the Avinger Indians. Survivors include his wife Frances Leola Starrett of Avinger: three daughters and sons- in-law Deborah Lynn and Gary Dugan of Bullard, Tona Kay and Brad McCullough of Tyler, and Teresa Jo Starrett and James Johnson of Avinger; six grandchildren James Schellinger Jr., Bradley Wilson, Jarrod Wilson, Staci Schellinger, Sandra Wilson and Lauren Starrett; and six great-grandchildren Kyle and Beau Schellinger, Tucker, Ian and Kaleb Wilson, and Clint McKelvey. On-line condolences may be left at www.reeder-davis.com.

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  1. Debbie, your family will be in my prayers. I am sad for your loss. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to call. Love you, Vicki

  2. Deb, I was sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a great man and had such a wonderful outgoing personality. He never met a stranger. I know that you and your family will miss him dearly. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Vicki

  3. Debbie,My heart goes out to you & your family for the loss of your dad. Your father had such a radiant smile. I'm sure he touched many lives.

  4. Mr. G.T. always had a smile and a friendly greeting for everyone. I could always count on him and Mrs. Starrett being at my basketball game no matter where we played. What a great picture of him!

  5. Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I know he must have been a very special man because he has a very special daughter – in you. My prayers are with you and your family.

  6. To each of you, Francis, Debbie, Tona and Teresa: I am so sorry G.T. is gone, we will all miss him so very, very much. I just can't help but think he is up there in heaven telling Daddy and Mom everything that's been happening down here . You guys take care and I love you.

  7. This is a great loss. I only met him once but that was enough to know he will be missed. I have recently lost my dad and it is a hard time for us. We have to know they are in a better place. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Debbie, Sorry to learn about your dad. I know you will miss him. I pray God will ease the suffering of your family in it's loss. Rita Moore Linden – DADS

  9. Debbie, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  10. Tona, you are in our prayers here at Winona ISD. I know how close you were to your Dad. If I can do anything for you just call. Love Ya!

  11. Debbie I only met your father once,but he was very nice and a gentleman and I know he will be missed by you and your family. He is now in a better place.

  12. Debbie: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please give my sincere condolenses to your family, especially your mother. You and your family are in my prayers.Cynthia Martinez

  13. To The Family of "Good Times" Starrett: We are sorry to hear about your loss. We will miss seeing GT going down the road and talking to us at the local restaurants about his job at Lone Star Steele. He was always quick with a joke and never met a stranger. Our thoughts and prayers are with ya'll.

  14. Debbie, Sorry to hear about your dad! By his picture he looked like a great guy and quite a character and I really know you will miss him. You and your family are in my prayers!

  15. So sorry to read about GT.Didn't see the paper until it was to late for vistation and have to work tomorrow.We both thought alot of GT.So sorry for your loss.Love & Prayers,Johnette & Gene

  16. G. T. was one of the nicest men I have ever known. He always had something nice to say and was always happy. I never saw him when he was down. He had problems just like everyone else but he always tried to look on the bright side of things. I have missed his visits the last few months and he will be missed by many because of his cheerful attitude and winning smile.

  17. Debbie, My thoughts and prayers are with and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Nothing I say, can take the pain away, but just know I care. With love,Darlene.

  18. DebbieWe are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.LoveBrian & MelissaHunter & Morgan

  19. Debbie, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My prayers and thoughts will be with each of you during this time.

  20. Debbie and Gary, Please know that Bill and I are thinking about you and your family during this trying time.May the memories of your father and the strength of your faith give you comfort.Bill and Karen Gray

  21. Wish I had known early enough to attend visitation. G T was a character who never met a stranger. The picture reflects his exact personality for sure.GOD BLESS>

  22. Debbie,I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and my prayers are with you. Memories of your dad will give you strength and the love of those around you will help you through the days ahead. May the comfort of god help you and your family during this difficult time.

  23. My father, Bennie Fowler, worked with Mr. Starrett at Lone Star. Daddy passed away in April and we will keep you in our thoughts.Stacey Fowler Nolen & family

  24. My fondest memories are of GT supporting us at the basketball games. He was a special man with a big heart. My prayers go out to his family. He will be missed.

  25. G T was a very good friend of mine. He was always full of advice, whether I thought I needed it or not. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. God bless his wife and family.

  26. We were so sadden by the news of G.T's passing. He has been a friend as long as we can remember. He has told us many jokes and tried to predict the sex of all three of my granddaughters…Of course he was ALWAYS wrong. lol..we will truly miss running into him in town and of course at WAL-Marts. Gene bought his first car from G.T….you all will always be in our prayers. He was a great and treasured friend..

  27. I am sorry for the loss of GT. He was always there – my parents talked of him often. I remember meeting him, and you will be in my thoughts.

  28. G.T. made an unforgetable impact on everyone that met him. It has been over 40 years since I saw him but his smiling face and infectious personality will live on in the hearts of those who knew him. God bless!

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