Donald Edward Garrison, 1934 - 2018

Donald Edward Garrison was born Aug. 9, 1934, to Joe and Alma Garrison in Owasso. He departed this life March 5, 2018, at the age of 83 years, five months and five days. Don grew up in and around the Skiatook area. He attended Skiatook Public Schools and was a member of the graduating class of 1952. He worked for Oklahoma Natural Gas supporting his family for the majority of his life. On Nov. 21, 1964, Don Garrison and Margaret Stiles were united in marriage in Bristow. They spent nearly 54 years together, sharing laughter and love. There was nothing Don wouldn’t do, no place he wouldn’t go for his children and then later in life, his grandchildren. He was a family man through and through. As well, he was as an avid roper, who shared his love for the sport of rodeo with his children and grandchildren. He served as president for both the Bristow Round-up Club and the OJRA and spent countless hours farming and ranching. Though taxing, it was work he loved to do. He served the Lord faithfully as a member of the First Christian Church. Don is survived by his wife Margaret; his children, Wayne Garrison and wife, Sonya, of Tulsa; Jeanne Hays and husband, Brad, of Bristow; Brenda Fechner and husband, Mitch, of Kellyville and Joe Garrison, of Bristow; seven grandchildren, Amber O’Rourke and husband, Joe; Melissa Garrison, Donny Garrison and wife, Lacey; Rashell Linaweaver and husband, Kyle; Rance Hays and wife, Paige; Renee Hays and Grant Garrison; along with 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jack and Jim Garrison and one sister, Jo Louis Roberts. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday March 9, 2018, at First Christian Church in Bristow, Oklahoma with Reverend Rob Pierce officiating. Interment will follow at Bristow City Cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com.

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