Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bobby Jewel "PeeWee" Garrison, age 81 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, April 21, 2014.
Mr. Garrison was born in Jefferson, Georgia, the son of the late Ralph and Rosa Lou Highfill Garrison. He was a lifelong member of Oconee Baptist Church, a member of I.B.E.W., Tumbling Waters Society, retired from Westinghouse / ABB after 32 years, and was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. "PeeWee," as he was affectionately known by friends and family was the Miller at the Hurricane Shoals Grist Mill for many years where he would grind cornmeal for the many anxious customers during the annual Art in the Park festival. PeeWee was a master musician of many instruments, the fiddle being his first instrument. Music was a vital part of the Garrison Family's way of life and Pee Wee passed on his love of music to his family who now carry on the tradition. In addition to his parents, Pee Wee is preceded by a granddaughter, Michella Rhea Garrison and three brothers, James Lloyd Garrison, Paul Quillian Garrison, and Johnny Horace Garrison.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Waters Garrison of Maysville, Daughter Debbie Smith and her husband Ronnie of Jefferson, Daughter Tammy Sauls and her husband Larry of Winder. Son Mark Garrison and his wife Donna of Maysville, son David Garrison and his wife Jodi of Maysville and son Adam Garrison and his wife Francy of Maysville; Sister-in-Law, Nancy Waters Harrison of Clermont. Grandchildren, Nick and Amanda Smith, Laura and Augusto Bairos, Jeremy and Jennifer Smith, Dylan and Glenna Kilgore, Amber and Ryan Hollis, Matthew and Liz Garrison, Hannah Garrison, Seth Garrison, Jessica Garrison, Kaleb Garrison, Kasey Garrison, Heather and Keith Standard and Summer Payne. Great Grandchildren, Kane, Koby, Camille, Bella, Owen, Barrett, Alston, Ashlyn, Spence, Sutton and several nieces and nephews.
A musical celebration of life will begin at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Evans Funeral Home Chapel where family and friends will gather in honor of PeeWee. The family will receive friends during the celebration. Flowers are to be omitted with memorials made to the Tumbling Waters Society, P.O. Box 164, Jefferson, Georgia 30549. Evans Funeral Home Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.
Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Highway Jefferson, GA 30549
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Apr. 23, 2014