- Cullman, Alabama


March 29, 2014

Jared Chase Garrett

CULLMAN — Jared Chase Garret

Funeral services for Jared Chase Garrett, 25, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at Etha Baptist Church, Dr. Tim Lipsey officiating, with interment in the church cemetery. The body will lie-in-state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday.

Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jared, “Chase” to his family, passed from this life in the early morning hours of March 28, at his parents’ house. He was born June 22, 1988, to Dwight and Collette Lewter Garrett. He was a 2006 graduate of Fairview High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Alabama. He was on track to graduate in May from the Jones School of Law at Faulkner University.

An aspiring lawyer, Jared had planned to open a practice in Cullman. He loved politics, and he was an intern in state Senator Zeb Little’s campaign. He was a member of the Faulkner Law Democrats, and he helped organize the Fred Grey Civil Rights Symposium for Indigent Legal Defense. He achieved this through the Constitutional Law Rigorous Writing Class with his favorite professor, John Garman. He was also a member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, and he was pinned in the Alabama Supreme Court.

He was also involved in the Big Brothers organization while at the University of Alabama.

Jared loved the outdoors: hunting, fishing, shooting guns. He also enjoyed golf, though his unpredictable swing once left his father with a black eye.

Jared is survived by his grandmother, Carolyn Lewter; parents, Dwight and Collette Garrett; sister, Sommer Calderone (brother-in-law Sam); and a niece or nephew to be determined. He was also loved by a host of aunts and uncles, and one ornery mutt named Julio that only Jared could control. He also is remembered by four cousins who will always remember their “Baby Chase” who filled their holidays with jokes, laughter and funny stories. We struggle with tears for one who always brought us laughter, and we wonder how our holidays and family gatherings will be the same without our resident comedian (who always worked for free). We mourn our loss, and we know Cullman County has lost a kind, loving man.  

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Cline, Corey Briscoe, Jeremy Gilbert, Jessie Johnson, Cody Smith, Al Young, Micah Lewter, Justin Oliver, and Grahem Meharg.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at

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