Michael Garrard, 48, of Simpson, died May 22, 2012, at home.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1964, in Pekin, the son of Gaylord and Geneive Scott Garrard.
He was a self employed carpenter. He was a mechanic and loved motorcycles, four-wheelers and having fun telling jokes.
Michael is survived by his mother, Geneive Garrard of Simpson; three sons, Chris Garrard of Ellsinore, Mo., Nicholas Garrard of Pekin and Wesley Garrard of Pekin; a daughter, Samantha Garrard of Pekin; a brother, Steve Shirley of Pekin; three sisters, Donna Martell of Bartonville, Diane Rendleman of Pekin and Ellen Lay of Tremont; and a grandson, Daven Garrard.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gaylord Garrard.
A memorial service will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday June 2, at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville.
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