Dr. X Lewell Garrison, 97, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Savannah, Ga.
A native of Casey County, he was a son of the late Austin J. and Minnie Herren Garrison. He received his primary education in Kentucky and North Carolina. He received the B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky in 1937, the M.S. degree from the University of Miami (Florida) in 1948 and the Ed. D. degree from the University of Miami (Florida) in 1966. He was a veteran of the United States Army
in World War II
, leaving the service as a Major of the Infantry in 1945. His career in education included schools in Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, retiring from Georgia Southern University in August 1980. Dr. Garrison was a member of the Georgia Retired Educators Association, American Legion, Retired Officers Association, the Military Order of the World Wars, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Elizabeth H. Garrison; his daughter, Gaylle S. Garrison; his grandson, Zachary E. Garrison; and three siblings.
Survivors include: his son, X Lewell Garrison Jr. and his wife Jane of South Windham, Conn., their son X Lewell Garrison III and his fiancé, Anne Milone, and son Douglas H. Kubesh, his wife Tammy and their children, Mitchell and Gina; his step-daughter, Robin H. Brice and her husband Richard, their daughter Christy Brice and grandson, Xander, and son Richard H. Brice, wife Bettina, and their daughter Grace Elizabeth.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Riceland Hall at Savannah Square, 1 Savannah Square Dr., in Savannah, Ga. with burial in Lebanon, Ky. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416 or to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
You may sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com.
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Savannah, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.