HOUSTON, TX - Donald Paul Garrison was born March 11, 1944, to Donald and Edna (Stone) Garrison in Springfield, Illinois. He passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the age of 69.
After graduating from Lanphier High School, he proudly served for six years with the Springfield Army National Guard. Don was a custom home builder for over 35 years, who took great pride in creating beautiful homes in Illinois, Missouri and Florida. Don left a lasting impression on everyone he met and always had a joke or kind word for his family and friends. Laughter was never in short supply in his presence. Don was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Linda (Nawn); his three sons: Donald and wife, Jennifer, of Houston, Texas, Gregg and wife, Amanda, of Folsom, California, and Paul and wife, Jennifer (Bell), of Orlando, Florida; sister, Gail Garrison of Houston, Texas; four beautiful grandchildren: Alexis, Laura, Clarissa and Kaitlyn of Houston, Texas; three nieces; eight nephews; and lifelong friends, Don and Donna Turner of Springfield, Illinois.