History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Cliff and Carmen purchased the building that they now call their Funeral Home on April 15, 2013, making it Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Cliff and Carmen are so honored and blessed to have a Funeral Home in their home town of Fort Gibson, where we work, worship, and where our kids, Camryn and Carson attend school. Our funeral home is located at 1224 E Poplar, one block from the Fort Gibson National Cemetery and Citizens Cemetery, both cemeteries having long and distinguished histories. After a complete renovation of the building, we opened May 20, 2013. Cliff's Funeral Service career began in 1995 having worked at three area funeral homes. When the opportunity arose to open our own, we knew it was the right time to do so. Our history having owned our own Funeral Home is short but with the trust, integrity, and knowledge we have, we look forward to creating a long and fulfilling history here with the people of Fort Gibson, Muskogee, Cherokee and Wagoner Counties.
Our Valued Staff
Clifford D Garrett, Funeral Director
Cliff was called to the funeral service in the mid 90's. His career started at a funeral home in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He served his Funeral Director and Embalmers apprenticeship completing certification in 1997. Cliff received his mortuary degree from the prestigious Dallas Institute of Funeral Service with honors while serving as Class President graduating February 18, 1999. Cliff is a Nationally Certified Embalmer and Funeral Director having passed the National Boards Exam. Cliff has maintained his licensing staying active in the funeral business, working for numerous Funeral Homes while the owner went out of town. After many years working in funeral service he and his wife Carmen opened their own, in their home town of Fort Gibson. Cliff is a licensed insurance agent and can help serve families with pre-arrangements. Carmen an elementary school teacher started teaching in 1991 and is now a third grade Teacher at Fort Gibson. Carmen's hobbies include taking care of Cliff and their kids. Cliff and Carmen have two children. Their daughter Camryn is a junior at Fort Gibson High School. Camryn is very active in the band, playing the clarinet and saxophone, and loves to play golf. Their son Carson is a sixth grader at Fort Gibson Middle School. Carson enjoys computers, hitting the long ball with Dad, and driving anything on four wheels. Cliff, Carmen and their children are very active in the Fort Gibson community and attend First Baptist Church in Fort Gibson.