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John David Garrison

John David Garrison September 26, 1948 - September 23, 2022
(Moody, Alabama) passed on Friday, September 23, 2022, after
succumbing to a recent diagnosis of cancer. He was surrounded by family and a very close
friend. Preceded in death by wife, Jan McCroskey Garrison; parents, Edgar (Dub) William Garrison, Jr.
and Frances Whitson Garrison; brother, Edgar (Bill) William Garrison III; sister, Julia (Judy) G.
Smith. He is survived by one brother, Donald Ellis Garrison (Jane), Springville, Alabama.
He grew up in the South East Lake area of Birmingham, attended Barrett School and graduated
from Woodlawn High School (Class of 1966). He had numerous hobbies and interests. As an
avid outdoor sportsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, hiking, and camping. In his early teens
and twenties, he held Instructor certifications in American Red Cross Swimming and Life Saving
and served as Lifeguard for (4) consecutive summer seasons at Eastside Swim Club in South
Roebuck Park; was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 214 and Explorer Scout Post
265 both sponsored by East Lake Methodist Church, where he was a member of the youth
choir. Before retiring, he was an active member of the Tannehill Woodcarvers Club and focused his
expertise on decorative duck decoys and animals. After retiring, he became a certified NRA
instructor teaching gun safety and shooting and was qualified to teach basic pistol, rifle,
shotgun, etc. And, as an active member of Brock’s Gap Training Center, he competed in several
shooting disciplines. You could also find him on his Harley-Davidson taking road trips with his
friends. In his early twenties, he began his career with South Central Bell gradually working up from
installer to management. After 39 years of service, he retired from AT&T.
In March 1968, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserves and faithfully served until his
Honorable Discharge in March of 1974 attaining the rank of SP5.
I am going to deeply miss my twin you man! Brother Don.
A memorial service to honor his life will be forthcoming.

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