Grover Cleveland "Gary" Garrison Jr., 88
Grover Cleveland Garrison Jr. "Gary," 88, of Frankfort, formerly of 5175 E. State Road 28 in Frankfort, died at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Clinton House in Frankfort.
He was born September 16, 1924, in Mulberry, the son of Grover C. Sr. and Lena E. (DuVall) Garrison.
On May 22, 1947, he married the former Dora Mae Kauffman in Kankakee, Ill.; she preceded him in death on July 29, 2006.
Gary graduated from Mulberry High School in 1942. Gary served in the United States Army from March 11, 1943 to December 27, 1946 during World War II
. He moved to Frankfort from Mulberry in 1947. Gary owned and operated Garrison Oil Co for 18 years, worked for Clinton Equipment Co. for five years and later Sears. Gary retired from Frankfort Bottle Gas after 18 years. He was a former member of Kiwanis and Moose.
Surviving Gary are three sons, Timothy A. (Jeanine) Garrison, of Frankfort, Michael C. (Joan) Garrison, of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Jan Mark (Crissie) Garrison, of Plymouth; one daughter, Melissa (Larry) Miller, of Frankfort; one brother, James Henry Garrison, of Bloomington; two sisters, Evelyn Schetzsle, of Lafayette and Genevieve Marrow, of Lebanon; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and eight sisters.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort. Funeral service for Gary will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort.
Memorials in Gary's name may be made to the
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