Joseph H. Garrett was one of two sons that were born to Harold Morgan Garrett and Ira Lucille Garrett in Muskogee, Oklahoma. His brother is Edward P. Garrett who was born in Tulsa.
Joe graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1952, from Air Force flying school in 1955, from the University of Tulsa in 1962 and from Tulsa Community College in 1985. He made the Dean’s list.
He retired in 1976 as a Major after serving in the Air Force for twenty-two years, six of which involved combat flight operations into, around and out of Viet Nam. His main duty was navigating transport airplanes over the world’s great oceans.
He holds FAA aeronautical licenses and ratings as a Commercial Pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings, flight instructor ratings for both airplane and instrument operations, ground instructor and flight navigator.
Joe is married to Sandra. They make their home in Broken Arrow.