Carroll Gene Garrison, 78, of Myrtle, Missouri went on to be with the Lord on January 1, 2019 while surrounded by his family at his home in Myrtle. He was born on January 7, 1940 to Herman and Lucille Garrison. He married Emma Mays on May 9, 1959 and she survives.
Also surviving are his children, Sheila and husband, David Miller, of Koshkonong, Missouri; Tim Garrison and wife, Sarah, of Myrtle, Missouri; Phillip Garrison and wife, Angie, of Myrtle, Missouri; Phyllis and husband, David Fry, of Mountain Home, Arkansas; Lynn and husband, Dan Lawrence, of Nixa, Missouri; Gail Burr of Thayer, Missouri; Shirley and husband, Ron Brown, of Choctaw, Oklahoma; and Jimmy Cox and wife, Kim, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Also, eleven grandchildren, Anita (Brian) Sturgeon of West Plains, Missouri, Monica (Mike) Van Gent of Okinawa, Japan, Ashley (Anthony) Garrison of Paragould, Arkansas, Stephanie Tarlton (Michael) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kassi Burr of Thayer, Missouri, Joshua Miller of Springfield, Missouri, Andrew Garrison of Myrtle, Missouri, Robert Cox of Denver, Colorado, Jonathan Cox of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Anna Garrison of Myrtle, Missouri, and Jessica Brown of Choctaw, Oklahoma; and thirteen great-grandchildren, Callie, Jobe, Emmy, Paisley, Lainey, Colby, Kailee, Kale, Danny, Noah, Matthew, Bella and Gabriel. Carroll’s surviving siblings include, Tom Garrison and wife, Jessie Mae, of Myrtle, Missouri, David Garrison and wife, Brenda, of Myrtle, Missouri, Steve Garrison and wife, Rochelle, of Sturkie, Arkansas, and Kathy Huddleston and husband, Roger, of Alton, Missouri; and one sister-in-law, Betty Garrison of Thayer, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Lucille Garrison; one brother, Bill Garrison; and one grandson, Danny Lawrence.
He was a life-long Christian and attended Byrd Church for over fifty years, where he served as a deacon of the church. He worked as a cattle farmer for forty years for Loewer Oak Farms. He enjoyed serving his community and was Fire Chief at the Myrtle Fire Department for over thirty years. He was very unselfish and was always ready to help anyone in need.
He was a truthful and wise man. His family will never forget his teachings. His most monumental quote to the family was, “Love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Byrd Church in Myrtle, Missouri with Brother Richard Todd officiating.
Family will receive friends on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. of Thayer.