CMU student Scott M. Garrett
will be remembered by his
friends and family for his
caring , open interest in others' lives and his
zany personality on and off the volleyball court.
Garrett , 26 , of Mount Pleasant , died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Marysville , according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department
Garrett's friends will remember him as someone they could always count on - either to talk with or when they needed cheering up.As a five-year member of the men's Volleyball Club , Garrett
made friends easily and was looked at as the big brother of the team.He
was a great guy.There was no one like Scott Garrett
coached the men's club volleyball team this year.Other volleyball teammates spoke of his
talent at keeping the momentum going during the volleyball tournaments , including times he
would bring in loud music to rattle the opponents' cages.
Joel Dykstra , men's volleyball club president and Grand Rapids senior , said off the court Garrett
was the biggest , funniest , lovable guy a person could know.
was so impressionable , Dykstra said.
We were at a tournament , and there wasn't a number 28 , so I decided to grab the 8 and Scott
is like , 'I don't think so.'.
The team plans to wear a number 8 on its jerseys for the rest of the season to remember their coach and friend.Also the team signed a volleyball - Garrett's
prized ball with a number 16 written on it - and plan to give it to his
...Garrett was also a member of the Advertising Club and spent many of his days in the art department
.He earned a bachelor's degree this year and was working toward a master's degree
David Stairs , assistant professor of art , befriended Garrett
first years as an art student and remembers him as an artist who was independent minded , curious and generous with his
...Garrett had started working for the University Press eight weeks ago , which was just one of the departments where he used his artistic talents during his tenure at CMU
Susan Russell , University Press copy service operator , said Garrett
would be missed by the staff.
...Garrett graduated from Marysville High School in 1990
.He served in the U.S. Army and spent time in Korea
married fellow CMU student and volleyball player Melissa T. Hansen , Mount Pleasant junior , on May 23.
A private funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. today at Jowett Funeral Home , 1634 Lapeer Ave. , Port Huron.
Discussion is in the works for a memorial or vigil gathering on campus next week.