Glen Earl Garrison

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Dr. Glen Earl Garrison passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at NHC Healthcare in North Augusta, SC. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Old Silverbrook Cemetery in Anderson, SC. Dr. Garrison was born in Timberlake, NC on September 9, 1932. He graduated from Richard J. Reynolds High School in Winston Salem, NC in 1950. He received his BS degree in General Science from Wake Forest University in 1954, followed by his MD degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1958. On June 8, 1958, he was married to Mary Elizabeth Gambrell. The Garrisons lived in Charlottesville, VA, Claxton, GA, and Durham, NC, while Dr. Garrison did his medical residency at the University of Virginia Hospital, research in the Heart Disease Control Program of the U.S. Public Health Service, and fellowship in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center. In 1965 Dr. Garrison accepted a faculty position at the Medical College of Georgia, and the Garrisons moved to Augusta where they lived for more than 50 years. Dr. Garrison served as a Director of Continuing Education from 1965-1986. In 1965 he started the annual Primary Care and Family Practice Symposium, which has continued to the present. He was named Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) in 1973 and Professor Emeritus of Cardiology in 2000. He also served as an attending cardiologist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center from 1965 through 2016. He established two endowments at Augusta University to support education emphasizing the fundamental principles of the history and physical examination: the Glen E. Garrison Annual Award to Cardiology Fellows and the Glen E. Garrison, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Garrison was a member of First Baptist Church of Augusta, a member of the Augusta Genealogical Society, a member of Historic Augusta, and a member of Friends of the Augusta Library. Dr. Garrison is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Garrison, and is survived by two daughters: Carolyn Garrison Bunce and her husband Clayton Giles Bunce of Ellijay, GA, and Dr. Jane Garrison Blanchard and her husband James Edwin Blanchard of Augusta, GA, and seven grandchildren: Philip Charles Paradis and his wife Stefanie Fernandes Paradis, Andrew Glen Paradis, William Thomas Paradis, Laura Bailey Turrentine and her husband Dr. Jake Everett Turrentine, Martha Anne Bailey, Jason Charles Bailey, and Nathan James Bailey. He is also survived by five great grandchildren: Susan Elizabeth Paradis, Emma Maree Paradis, Edwin Blaine Paradis, Luke Everett Turrentine, and Paul Charles Turrentine. The family would like to thank the physicians, nurses, and many other people at Augusta University and NHC Healthcare for their love, care, and support. Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church Chapel Fund, 3500 Walton Way Ext., Augusta, GA 30909. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at


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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Feb. 12, 2017
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