James W. “Jim” Garison, 85, of Crossett, passed away on June 11, 2018.

He retired after 35 years with Georgia-Pacific and was a 32nd degree Mason. He served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church of Crossett.

Mr. Garison loved to share with others the bounties of his garden, fishing and hunting. Those who knew him could expect a good laugh, given his wonderful since of humor. He was a loving and devoted husband and father and will be remembered for his loving kindness and generosity.

Mr. Garison was born on April 21, 1933, to the late Richard G. and Ollie Mae Knowles Garison.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary G. (Les) Miller; brother, Richard G. Jr, (Julia); and a daughter in law, Donna L. Garison.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Erma Stephenson Garison; daughter, Mimi; son, Jamie and wife Brenda; granddaughters, Genny (Gabe) McTigrit and Sarah (Clay) Hardin; great granddaughters, Madelyn McTigrit and Brooklyn Hardin; great-grandson, Thomas Clark Hardin; a brother, John Garison (Kathy); and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14 at 1 p.m. at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren.

A funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Lauren Moore officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Warren.

Pallbearers are Joe Miller, Mike Miller, Mark Miller, Carl Garison, Gabe McTigrit, Clay Hardin, Keith Sipes. Honorary pallbearers are Lawrence Sipes, Ross Bryan, Jerry Finley, Chuck Clark, Claude Knowles, Baker Coulter, Walter McArthur.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church, 309 Pine Street, Crossett, AR or the Food Bank, 309 Pine Street, in Crossett.
A special thank-you to Dr. Andy Gresham, ACMC Home Heath Staff, Dr. Donald Meacham and Staff, and St. Vincent’s Hospital staff for their loving care.

 

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