Richard Garrett McGowan, 38, of Ruston passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 after a brief illness. Visitation is from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. Funeral service is at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Dr. Chris Craig will officiate with interment to follow at the Garden Of Memories in Minden.
Garrett received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing from Louisiana Tech University and was operations manager at Walpole Tire in Ruston. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ruston.
Garrett is survived by his wife, Katie McKinney McGowan of Ruston; his mother, Carolyn Pickett of Minden; father, Rickey McGowan of Minden; grandfather, Kenneth McGowan of Dixie Inn; in-laws: Dane and Mary Ann Golden D’Avy of Alexandria; father-in-law, Reggie McKinney of Jonesboro; two Dachshunds: Allie and Maggie McGowan; aunts: Ginger Davis and Frances McGowan of Minden; uncles; Gene Lowe and wife Brenda of Lake Mary, Florida, and Jeff McGowan of Dixie Inn; sister-in-law, Christi McKinney Alexander and husband, Daren, and their children, Bridget and Hunter, of Quitman; brother-in-law, Andrew D’Avy, and sister-in-law, Jessica D’Avy, and children, Cole and Gray D’Avy; close friends, Bobby and Margaret Evans of Minden and numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Russ Golden, Ray Spoon, Justin Mills, Andrew D’Avy, Jeff Tuey, and Gary Golden.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Holy Angels in Shreveport.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.