Robert Garrison "Bob" CHARLOTTE - Robert (Bob) Garrison, 84, formerly of Kent, Ohio and Port Orange, FL., died in Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Born in Kansas City, MO, Bob resided in Kent, OH, for more than 20 years and retired to Florida in his later years. Bob was the father of seven Linda Garrison of Illinois (deceased), Elaine (John) Mann of Wisconsin, Greg (Rosie) Garrison of California, Kevin Garrison of North Carolina, Cathy Mason of Ohio, Glenn (Carolyn) Garrison of North Carolina, and Laurie Garrison of North Carolina. Bob is also survived by 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary (Wilbur) Garrison. Bob is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and received the World War II Victory Medal. He was a long-time division manager for the Mogul Corp./Dexter Corp., responsible for the company's industrial, commercial and institutional water treatment products. The family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Disabled American Veterans, care of DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, 877-426-2838, Ext. 1340, www.dav.org; or Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204, www.donatehospice.org.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 4, 2013