Reggie Garrison, 74

Reggie Von Garrison, 74, Bethlehem, Ga., passed away on July 14. He was born on Jan. 16, 1939 in Wabash to Alice (Overman) and Walter C. Garrison.

He graduated from Noble High school in 1957 and married his high school sweetheart Carole (Roller) on New Year's Day in 1959.  He was in the U.S. Navy for 10 years and served on the carrier USS Oriskany during the Vietnam conflict.  He retired from Honeywell after 32 years as a Systems Engineer with fire alarms and security systems.  He loved the Lord and was a good and faithful servant by being an Elder for many years and retired in 2012 as an Elder Emeritus at New Hope Christian Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. due to bad health.  He taught the Men's Class and Bible study for many years.  He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and lived life to the fullest.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carole; daughter, Robyn (Doug) Turnham, Lawrenceville; two sons, Christopher, Bethlehem, and Randall (Tammy), Monroe, Ga.; five grandchildren, Sherrolyn, Sean, Conner and Vaughan Garrison and Tristan Turnham; sister, Betty (Frank) Brandenburg; sisters-in-law, Joyce Garrison and Michelle (Gary) Atkinson; and brother-in-law, Donald (Wanda) Denney, all of Wabash.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Alice Garrison; brothers Walter Vern and Perry Garrison; sister, Marilyn Denney; brother-in-law, Frank Brandenburg, and sister-in-law, Marjorie Garrison all of Wabash.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m., at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. and interment will be in the Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset. Visitation will be Friday, July 19 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Posted on 2013 Jul 18