Donald G. Garrison was born on January 13, 1940 in Vicco, KY to Raleigh and Violet Garrison. He was preceded in death by both parents and brothers Frank and Harold Garrison.
Surviving are his loving wife Lillie Mae Garrison (Begley) daughter Judy Rodgers (Spencer) son Tony (Cindy) Garrison, granddaughter Nina Mae York (Jason) grandsons William Cristopher Rodgers, Michael Ryan Rodgers and great grandchildren Ethan, Kaylee, Braydon, Bristol and Brett. He is also survived by brother Sterling (Chris) Garrison, sister Sue Garrison Teasley, brother Edward (Catherine) Garrison and brother Tommy (Bea) Garrison. Donald is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and his church family.
Donald was a Veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam, Korea, Alaska and numerous other posts for 20 years retiring as a Warrant Officer. He was a combat photographer in Vietnam and after retirement from the Army began a second career with the Defense Investigative Service of the United States of America for over twenty years.
Donald and Lillie met while Donald was on his first leave out of basic training. He then went to Alaska and proposed to Lillie in a letter sending her an engagement ring, then Lillie said yes through the mail and daddy said when I come in we're getting married. Daddy bought the cake and she got a white skirt, blouse and hat at a department store. He always laughed and said he must have been nuts sending a ring in the mail. Donald and Lillie were United in marriage on July 9, 1960 in Hamilton, Ohio at his brother Frank's home. Donald and Lillie celebrated their 60th wedding Anniversary July 9, 2020 at home with their family.
Lilly Mae, Judy and Tony thank everyone for their prayers, calls and love.
Funeral: 11:00 O'clock A.M. Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the Campbranch Pentecostal Holiness Church with Ray Begley and Stephen Ratliff officiating. Visitation: 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Campbranch Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will follow in the Begley Family Cemetery at Colson, Kentucky.
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