North Augusta, SC……….Mr. James Robert “Rob” Garrison, 78, devoted husband for 53 years to Verna Garrison, passed away at his home after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s and dementia.
His funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in the Rowland-Ford Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John M. Newell, III, officiating. Interment with Veteran’s Honors will be in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Those in attendance are encouraged to wear a mask.
Verna was shopping for a car at the dealership where Rob worked and thus began their 53 year drive down the highway of life together. Rob loved to read, fish, hunt deer, and travel. His favorite activity was spending time with “his boys”, Garrison and Rainer. Rob co-owned U Finish It Furniture and Munford Hardware with Wade Johnson. He was a veteran, having served in the US Navy. He was a member of the NA Sertoma Club and Grace United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Cokesbury Sunday School Class.
Additional survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Garrison-Gibbs (David), his grandsons, Byron Garrison Neely and James Rainer Neely; his sisters, Pat Jackson (Travis) and Martha Barrett (Ted); his nieces, Julie Bailey (Jimmy) and Kathy Garrison; and his nephews, Chad Jackson, Mark Cory (Carol), and Tracy Cory. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Helen Garrison, and two brothers, Paul Garrison, Jr, and Mike Garrison.
Active pallbearers will be Garrison Neely, Rainer Neely, David Gibbs, Byron Neely, Chad Jackson, and Ronnie Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Jackson, Jimmy Bailey, Ted Barrett, Mark Cory, and Tracy Cory.
The family wishes to extend special thanks and appreciation to the staff of NHC, especially their angel, Kimberly McCorrey.
Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841 or the Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave. Columbia, SC 29205.
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