Grover Warren "Bo" Garrison embraced heaven following his battle with cancer Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. He was born in Baton Rouge and was a lifelong resident of Denham Springs. Visitation will be at First United Methodist Church, Denham Springs on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation will resume at Friday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m., officiated by Rev. Bob Deich. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Park, Denham Springs. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann; son, Kelly Garrison; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Gordon Devall; grandchildren, Vincent Warren Devall and Stacey Katherine Devall; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret Ann and Edward Ivy; brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Margaret Garrison. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Rena Ale'man Garrison. A graduate of Denham Springs High School, he attended LSU at Baton Rouge, Northwestern University of Illinois and was a graduate in Criminal Justice at Southeastern Louisiana University. Bo was a radar operator in the United States Navy. In 1961, he became a Louisiana State Trooper, rising through the ranks to Colonel, a gubernatorial appointed position. In that position, he served four consecutive terms, spanning the years of 1972-1984. Following his State Police retirement, he was appointed by President George W. Bush as United States Marshal, serving 3 years. He was actively involved and served in many roles of the First United Methodist Church of Denham Springs. Graveside honor services and pallbearers will be the Louisiana State Police Honor Guard. To honor Bo's favorite charities, contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church of Denham Springs and
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2013