Garrick E. Mallery, 89, Noblesville, lndiana, passed away at Riverview Health on December 4, 2017. He was born on a farm east of Noblesville on December 21, 1927 to John C. and Della Cragun Mallery. Garrick's ancestors were among the original settlers to Noblesville in 1820.
Garrick married Nancy L. Everson in 1954, and was the father of four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a 1945 graduate of Noblesville High School. After attending Purdue University for one semester, and playing on the football team, he left to serve as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army in the cryptography division. Returning to Purdue, Garrick earned a degree in Agricultural Economics in 1951. While on campus, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, organized and served as President of the Young Republican Club, and hosted a weekly farm show on the Purdue radio station. Garrick was a member of the John Purdue Club and Purdue Alumni Club.
Garrick began selling real estate in 1948, while still in college, and owned his own company; first as a partner in Aldred and Mallery, and later as Garrick Mallery, Realty. He currently held the oldest active real estate license in the state of lndiana. He also worked as an appraiser and developer.
Other accomplishments include being one of Noblesville Elementary Football League's founding members, finance chairman for construction of First United Methodist Church, a 4-H leader, and president and director of Noblesville Chamber of Commerce. ln the 1960's, Garrick organized the Hamilton County Health Department, where he currently served as Chairman. He also organized the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Hamilton Savings and Loan.
ln 1962, Garrick played Santa in the inaugural Noblesville Christmas Parade, continuing for several years afterward. He reprised the role for the 50th anniversary of the parade, and then served as Grand Marshal in 2015.
Garrick and Nancy began breeding and racing Standardbred horses in 1970, first in Noblesville, and later on their farm in Sheridan. He worked to expand the industry in lndiana.
Garrick was also a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, and former member of the Lions Club and Elks Club.
He is survived by his sister, Jane Smith; and sisters-in-law, Eula Mallery and Kristin Coplen; daughter, Carol Payne (Phillip) and grandchildren, Emily, Will and Nathan Payne; son, John Mallery (Teresa) and grandchildren, Cassie Trimble (Mitch) and Garrick R. Mallery; son, David (Ellen) and grandchildren Curt (Amber), Phillip and Kaitlin Mallery; along with great-grandsons, Jackson Trimble and Lucas Mallery. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Garrick is predeceased by his parents; wife, Nancy; son, Fredrick; and brother, Lt. Colonel Richard Mallery.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Friday, December 8th and from 10:00-11:00 am Saturday, December 9th followed by the service at 11:00 am at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street, in Noblesville. Burial will immediately follow the service at Crownland Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Hamilton County 4-H, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN 46060; or Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, 1448 Conner Street, Noblesville, IN 46060; or Noblesville Schools Education Foundation, PO Box 724, Noblesville, IN 46061.