Avery G. Garretson, 16, of Edinburgh, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
He was born Jan. 26, 1996, in Columbus to Russell Garretson of Connersville and Melissa A. (Norton) Garretson of Edinburgh.
Other survivors include his stepfather, William Davis of Edinburgh; grandparents, Thomas Avery and Kathy Norton of Edinburgh and William and Julie Davis of Edinburgh; grandmother, Connie Marcum of Connersville; great-grandmother, Bertie West of Marietta; brothers, Kenneth and Lowell Garretson of Connersville and Kyle Sheckles of Taylorsville; uncles, Noah Norton of Edinburgh and Richard Pickett of Franklin; aunts, Alice Chastain and Ashley Norton of Edinburgh and Anne Davis of Columbus; a niece, Brooklyn, and several cousins and friends.
He was attending Edinburgh High School.
He attended Community Church of Columbus.
Avery enjoyed outside sports like skating and fishing and aspired to become a UFC fighter.
He took great pride in working the swing shift with his fellow co-workers at Challenge Plastics.
He had great respect for the U.S. Marine Corps and one day hoped to either join the elite service or pursue a college education to become a computer software engineer.
He was an excellent student and absolutely loved French class.
Avery was a very loyal friend.
A funeral service will be private, officiated by the Rev. Scott Hundley. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Eskew-Eaton Funeral home, 302 E. Main Cross St., Edinburgh. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memory of Avery Garretson, Community Downtown, c/o Community Church of Columbus, 522 7th St., Columbus, IN 47201.