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June (Knepper) Garrison


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June (Knepper) Garrison Obituary
Fort Worth- June Knepper Garrison, 92, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at St John's Anglican Church, 2401 College Ave., Fort Worth, Texas. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood. June was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Fort Worth to Roy Frederick Knepper, Sr., and Grace Lee Peckham Knepper. She graduated from Paschal High School in 1943, where June had been a cheerleader, captain of the drill team and state champion tennis player. She was Honorary graduate of TCU and was enducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. On June 29, 1946, she married her high school sweetheart, Dr. Burres West Garrison, Jr. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2016. In 1981, June also ran for Texas State Representative. Of the many awards she received one that stands out was the People of Vision Award and Republican Key. She was a champion tennis player, playing all over the nation up until her 80's. June was beautiful inside and out. She loved her friends, employees and family. A friend recently said "Angel on Earth, Angel in Heaven" she will be greatly missed. June was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Burres W. Garrison, Jr; sister, Annette Dean and husband, Truman; and brother, Roy Knepper, Jr. and Jean Knepper. Survivors: Children, June Garrison Carruth and husband, Johnny Bob, Dr. Burres W. Garrison, III and wife, Glenda, Jan Garrison Hiatt and husband, Winston and John Michael Garrison, Sr.; 10 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from June 14 to June 15, 2018
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