October 29, 1956 - October 3, 2012 TEMPLE CITY, CA John Scott Garis, Temple City, CA, died surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. He was born in Abington, PA on October 29, 1956. He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Nicole Garis of New Orleans, LA, his parents, mother, EJ Garis-Williams of Temple City, CA and father, Dr. John A. Garis and Timmie of Okmulgee, OK. He is also survived by his brother, Lonnie and Pam, Dahlonega, GA, his sisters, Dr. Jamie Garis, Temple City, CA, Lori Ramseier and Mike, Cody, WY, TJ Garis and Marla Smith, Dallas, TX, step-sister, Terry Tipton Mabrey and John, step-brother, JC Tipton, Tulsa, OK and many nieces and nephews. Scott graduated from Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City in 1974. He attended Oklahoma State University where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He moved to Southern California in the late 1980's where he lived until his death. Scott worked many years in construction. He enjoyed sports, especially the L.A. Dodgers and the O.U. Sooners. A family celebration of his life was held in Arcadia, CA where his family gathered to fondly remember his many accomplishments, especially in athletics as a baseball pitcher, avid golfer and a fearless down-hill skier, and most of all, his love for his daughter, Kelly. He was dearly loved by his family and will be greatly missed. Contributions in Scott's memory may be made to: Putnam City High School Alumni Assoc., P.O. Box 34, Bethany, OK 73008. Online condolences may be sent to www.mcclendon-winters.com www.mcclendon-winters.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 14, 2012