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Larry Garrison '58 September 2, 2020 1:30 PM updated: September 2, 2020 2:51 PM

Mr. Larry G Garrison
JULY 29, 1936 – AUGUST 29, 2020

Larry Gene Garrison will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother and loyal friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born July 29, 1936 in Ft. Worth, Texas to R.E. and Docia Garrison, and he was the youngest of three boys. Larry was a 1954 graduate of Northside High School in Fort Worth, Texas. There he excelled in both football and track. He went on to attend Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and ran track on a scholarship. He continued to date, Gladys Finch, his high school sweetheart, and they later married on June 7th, 1958. They had been married for almost 60 years before she passed away.

Upon completion of his Bachelors in Architecture at A&M, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he was stationed in multiple U.S. bases and served duty in Viet Nam and Saudi Arabia. While still serving in the U.S.A.F. he obtained his Master Degree in Architecture from the University of Texas in Austin. After 20 years of service , he retired as a Lt. Colonel before entering private business in the Fort Worth area. He served as Facility Director for the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District and the Keller Independent School District before completing his career as a Campus Master Planner at Texas Christian University.

Larry will be remembered as being a vivid story teller with a tremendous sense of humor. He loved trains, traveling and was a devoted Fightin’ Texas Aggie fan. He was a faithful follower of Christ and a longtime member of Pipeline Rd./Legacy Church of Christ where he served as a greeter for many years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in honor of Larry G. Garrison to the American Diabetes Association.

Larry lost his wife, Gladys, in May 2018. He is survived by three children. His son, Russell and his wife, Susan of Keller, Texas and their children Cayce Mihills, her husband Dr. Cody Mihills of Colleyville, Texas, Kent Garrison and his wife Zoe of Ft. Worth, Texas and Allie Garrison of Dallas, Texas. His daughter, Judy Tuttle and her husband, Jim Tuttle of Lincoln, Nebraska and their children, Kristin Rampton, her husband Ryan Rampton of Midland, Texas and Carson Tuttle and his wife Natalie of Iowa City, Iowa. His daughter, Amy Powell and her husband, Dr. Justin Powell and their children, Garrison Powell and his wife Brianna, Drew, and Luke Powell all of Abilene, TX. He is also survived by 6 great grandchildren, Andy, Carter, Charlee and Claire Mihills of Colleyville, Texas and Lucy and Lincoln Rampton of Midland. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Finch Garrison and his parents, R.E. and Docia Garrison and two brothers, John Garrison and Jim Garrison.

PALLBEARERS
Kent Garrison, Pallbearer
Carson Tuttle, Pallbearer
Garrison Powell, Pallbearer
Drew Powell, Pallbearer
Luke Powell, Pallbearer
Justin Powell, Pallbearer
Ryan Rampton, Pallbearer
Cody Mihills, Pallbearer
Bobby Alexander, Honorary Pallbearer
John C Bailey, Honorary Pallbearer
Tarland Beauchamp, Honorary Pallbearer
Don Willis, Honorary Pallbearer
Jimmy Owens, Honorary Pallbearer
Pat McBee, Honorary Pallbearer
Tony Maddox, Honorary Pallbearer
Joe Paul Taylor, Honorary Pallbearer
Ricky Graves, Honorary Pallbearer
Keith Alexander, Honorary Pallbearer
Mark Alexander, Honorary Pallbearer
Russ Mihills, Honorary Pallbearer

Funeral Service
September 2nd, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LEGACY CHURCH OF CHRIST
8801 Mid-Cities Boulevard
North Richland Hills, Texas

PREVIOUS SERVICES:
Visitation
Tuesday, September 1, 2020


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