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C. Joe Garrison, 84 of Russiaville passed away at 7:48 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Waterford Place Health Campus. He was born on April 13, 1932 in Howard County, Indiana to Paul and Dorothy (Hendrix) Garrison. In 1952 Joe married Phyllis Cox, who passed away in 1988.
Joe was a 1950 graduate of Burlington High School where he played basketball. He was a lifetime dairy farmer and was a member of the Burlington First Brethren Church. Joe served on the Western School Board and the Monroe Township Board of Trustees. He took pride in his herd of cows and loved to spend time with his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Survivors include his daughters Jeri Franco of Ft. Worth, Texas, Linda (Mark) Johnston of Russiaville; son Charles Garrison of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren, Anna (Percy) Akins, Carmen Franco, Elaine (Fiancé Caleb Lenard) Franco, Chad (Jessica) Johnston, Kelli (Jeremy) Crume; seven Great Grandchildren Isiah Akins, Ian Akins, Nayeli Akins, Caleb Johnston, Clayton Johnston, Garrett Crume, Grady Crume; one sister Karen (Bill) Barnard; several nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Dorothy Garrison; one son Thomas Dean Garrison; and one sister Eileen Garrison Hayes.
The family would like to give a special Thank You to Waterford Place Health Campus and Staff for the care and love they showed Joe while he was there.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Stout & Son Funeral Home Neptune Chapel, 44 Michigan St. Burlington, Indiana, with Steve Cole officiating. Burial will follow at Burlington Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on April 15, 2017
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