Carlos L. Garriott, November 1, 1931~August 6, 2015

Garriott, CarlosCarlos L. Garriott, passed away August 6, 2015 at Brighton Ridge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Carlos was born in Fayetteville on November 1, 1931 to Luther Garriott and Jeanette Dodd Durning.  He married Juana Florence Jordan on September 3, 1954 and they were married for 58 years.  He is preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, June Lankford.

He is survived by his children, Larry Garriott and Rocky Garriott of Fayetteville; one daughter, Carma McAleer and her husband, Michael of Eureka Springs; his 6 grandchildren, Jason and James Garriott, Matthew and Katie Garriott and Anna and Cora Lewis; and his sister, Linda Garriott Phillips of Springdale; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Carlos worked at the University of Arkansas physical plant for 49 years as a painter and the paint shop foreman. He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. He also loved his farm and gardening, raising cattle and cutting his hay. He could fix anything and also liked anything to do with cars from rebuilding motors to the final paint job.

Carlos’ life would not have been complete without his friends, and spent many hours with them just hanging out in his shop. He was a very kind generous and loving man.

There will be a visitation for family and friends at Beard’s Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 5-7 P.M.  Graveside services will be on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Round Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NWA Circle of Life Hospice in Carlos’ name.

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    VICKI HAYNES » 08. Aug, 2015

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing Carma. Sending love, prayers and positive energy to you and your family. R.I.P. Carlos

    Name » 08. Aug, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers and prayers are with the Garrett family. May God be with you.

    Bob & Cathy Vincent » 08. Aug, 2015

    Our condolences to the Garriott family. Heavy hearted at the loss of this wonderful man but we know he is reunited with the Lord and Flossie..we will miss you Carlos/papa!!

    Louis and Carla Short » 08. Aug, 2015

    Carma our hearts and love are with you and your family

    Laura Foster McCleland » 08. Aug, 2015

    So sorry for the loss of Uncle Carlos. Many good memories of him. One that he always liked it when he got the chance to see my grandchildren. He loved kids. He was always bringing snickers candy bars to Grandma Annie and was always good to my mom. He told a wild story about talking Crows that were as big as adult people. It still scares me to this day. He was a soul mate to Aunt Florence and did the best he could for her until the end. I know he is going to be missed by many that were his friends.

    Bob & Brenda Baucom » 08. Aug, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. It was nice to meet him when he was able to go to the lake. Of course BB knew him from Fayetteville, back in the day. He lived a good long life and now reunited with his wife and other family members. The circle of life. Peace.

    Brenda Bowman » 09. Aug, 2015

    Larry, Rocky and Cama, just remembering your names
    Brings back so man good memories. I loved being
    Part of the Baldwin gang even though I didn’t
    Live there. Dad thought so much of your dad. He
    Would always say, “I just call Carlos and he can
    Fix it”. Love to you all.


    Stanley and Angela Eiland » 09. Aug, 2015

    we are so sorry for your loss. He and Flossy are together again and as 1 as they were before God bless all of you and celebrate life

    Dan & Judy Morgan » 09. Aug, 2015

    Carma, Rocky and Larry, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. I don’t think he ever met a stranger, he will be missed by many.

    Jan Kelly » 09. Aug, 2015

    I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He always was so happy to see people. I enjoyed knowing him. Dean had a lot of good friends and Carlos was top on his list.

    Sherry Sutterfield » 10. Aug, 2015

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Carma, Rocky and Larry. I’ll never forget the kindness Carlos and Flossie showed my brother John. May you all find Peace in his passing.

    Ellen Ferguson » 11. Aug, 2015

    Rocky, Cindy & Family, I am very sorry to hear about Carlos. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Ellen

    Tammy Boger Vaughn » 11. Aug, 2015

    You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Carols will be missed dearly but is now at peace.

    Randy & Carol Boudrey » 11. Aug, 2015

    Rocky, Carma, Larry and Family. Know you are in our thoughts today. So glad to have known Carlos. Much Love to your family from ours. Our prayers are with you.

    Jim Hawkins » 11. Aug, 2015

    My thoughts and prayers to Rocky and Larry and the family for you loss. He was a geat man and always fun to be around !!! Jim Hawkins

    Chrisdena Mccutchen​​ » 13. Aug, 2015

    Most love and memories to all our family and friends. Well remembered and never forgotten. Man the time spent and lessons taught and learned from that shop that has carried onto life lessons as well. Thank you Carlos from James Shoffit and family.

    Tisha Brooks Boscia » 14. Aug, 2015

    Larry, Rocky and Carma and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven got a lot sweeter with Carlos! Memories of such good times with your parents and mine watching their sons play football. What a wonderful man he was.
    Prayers and love to each of you,