Rocky Lynn Garriott, September 4, 1955~September 26, 2016

garriott-picRocky Lynn Garriott, 61, of  Fayetteville,  AR. passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at WRMC due to a sudden illness related to cancer.

Rocky was born on September 4, 1955 in Fayetteville, AR. to Juana Florence Jordan Garriott and Carlos Luther Garriott.

Preceded in death by his father, Carlos Garriott; mother, Florence Garriott; and brother, Larry Garriott.

Survived by a son, Matthew Ryan Garriott and wife, Jessica; granddaughter, Sadie Lynn of Benton, AR; daughter, Katharine Leigh Garriott of Gravette, AR; sister, Carma June McAleer and husband, Michael of Eureka Springs AR; life partner, Cindy Duncan of the home; Cindy’s daughter, Sarah E. Hawn and husband, Bobby of Rogers;  grandson, Karter Hawn of Rogers; his beloved dogs, Wolf Roxy Lynn and Aussie Cleo; and a host of many friends and family.

Rocky’s first job was at the NW Arkansas Times, then 8 years of off-shore oil drilling, 14 years with Tune Concrete and 17 years at Tyson Foods working with Risk Management .

Rocky played high school football and graduated from Fayetteville High School. His favorite hobbies included hot rod cars, cutting, raking & bailing hay. He also enjoyed coaching Katie’s softball team, attending football practice and going to all of Matt’s high school and college football games along with tailgating with the boys and hanging out at the shop.

Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Round Mountain Cemetery with Danny Williams officiating under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Friday, September 30, 2016 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Round Mountain Fire Department.

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    Tim & Donna Johnson » 28. Sep, 2016

    Know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the days ahead with the many wonderful memories you have. I know Rocky will be missed by all who knew him.

    Name » 28. Sep, 2016

    So sorry to hear about Rocky! He was a good and caring friend and coworker! Our thoughts and prayers to the family! RIP! Jim,Csrol,and Bonnie Hawkins

    Lynn Lewis Pence » 28. Sep, 2016

    Rocky will be missed by so many, especially those of us who began elementary school with him at Jefferson and continued with him through high school. He is gone way too soon, but his smile and laugh will remain always. Peace to his family.

    Brenda Blackwell » 29. Sep, 2016

    Truly one of the kindest men I have known. My thoughts are with the family and I am so saddened by the news. Rocky always had a smile and a visit to catch up whenever I saw him. His parents and mine were close friends and from the stories I know, his Mom and mine are cutting up in heaven and welcoming him. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Laura McCleland » 29. Sep, 2016

    Another good one gone too soon. One story I recall, was that Rocky had the most beautiful eyelashes and he and I were only about four months apart in age. His mom and my mom were sisters and spent a lot of time together. When we were about three years old, I took a large pair of scissors and cut off those eyelashes of his because everyone talked about what a beautiful baby he was. Thank goodness, I did not blind him. Of course that didn’t hurt his good looks and we remained close as children. It was not too long ago that I last saw him at the donut shop in Elkins. He was driving his Corvette and getting ready to go to a car show. Rocky top, you will be missed by all of those that knew and loved you. Your cuz, Laura

    Kerry Ball-Phillips » 30. Sep, 2016

    Rocky will definitely be missed. He was a great guy and co-worker. I always enjoyed visiting with him when I saw him. My deepest sympathy to the family during your loss.

    Tommy Lewis » 01. Oct, 2016

    Going to miss you old friend, we had some good times in the old days talking about hot rods and dirt bikes. Peace to your family I will pray for all

    Dan & Judy Morgan » 01. Oct, 2016

    So sorry to hear about Rocky. Gone to soon and will be missed by many but I’m sure he was met with open arms.

    tracy burns » 01. Oct, 2016

    sadness on this day and peace and harmony for days to come