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11/19/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Jack Garrison

Jack Alfred Garrison, Jr.
(1944 - 16 Nov 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I am very saddened today to report the death of        Jack Garrison, Class of 1963, brother of    Jerry Garrison ('67), who passed away in Newport News on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the age of 69. 

From the Daily Press - 11/19/13:

           Jack Alfred Garrison, Jr.


    NEWPORT NEWS - Jack Alfred Garrison, Jr., 69, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013. He was born in Danville, VA and was a life-long Peninsula resident.

He was a Licensed Optician and worked with various local optical businesses until his retirement in 2009. He was a graduate of Newport News High School, and served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1966-1971.

While at Fitzsimons Army Medical Ctr. in Denver, Colorado, he met the love of his life, Susie, in 1971.

Jack was a true family man. He loved his family and was very involved in Little League Baseball. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing, and going to the movies. He had a passion and appreciation for many types of music and was an excellent cook.

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  Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Ida Garrison.

He is survived by loving wife of 42 years, Susie Garrison, and his three sons, Mark Garrison (Theresa), Jason Garrison, and Matthew Garrison, all of Newport News. He is also survived by a brother, Jerry Garrison (Kathleen); a grandson, Jack Cooper Garrison; and numerous extended family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Weymouth Funeral Home with Chaplain Darren Wiskow of Interim Health Care Hospice officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private at a later date.

The family would also like to extend their heart-felt gratitude to the staff of Commonwealth Memory Care Center in Norfolk for all their kind, respectful, and loving care for Jack. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on November 19, 2013.

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November 19,

Susie, my heart goes out to you and your family. Jack is at rest now; please take comfort in all the love you all shared. Love, Corrine Alvey

~ Corrine Alvey, Virginia Beach, Virginia


November 19, 2013  

Hey Mark - I am sorry to hear that your father passed away. My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family. Sincerely - Jim Kyriazis and Staff ( Va. Gun & Sports Supply )

~ Jim Kyriazis, Surry, Virginia
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November 19, 2013

Jerry, sorry for your loss and we're praying for the family. Terry and Judy Rogers.

November 19, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.

~ Stephanie Ray, Melvin, Kentucky


November 19, 2013

Sorry for your loss. My family is going to continue to pray for you during this difficult time. If you need anything let us know....... Aspasia Johnson and Family

November 19, 2013

So sorry to hear of Jack's passing, Susie. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Susie!!!


November 19, 2013

Susie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ Ruth Fowler, Newport News, Virginia

November 19, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Jack was a classmate of mine at NNHS Class of 1963. Sorry to hear that he has passed away at such a young age.

~ Susie Overton Jones, NNHS Class of 1963

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November 19, 2013

Dear Susie and family our prayers and heartfelt sorrow are with you at this difficult time. May All receive comfort as Jack is at rest. Love, Betty and John Swap

~ Betty and John Swap

November 20, 2013

Hi Susie and Family, my prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Remember God makes no mistakes, he will give you the strength you need. You take care of yourself. Love, Leslie

~ Leslie Smith, Hampton, Virginia

November 20, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

November 20, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I went to grammar school and high school with him. Jack was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Linda Booth Reed, NNHS Class Of 1963

November 20, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ Vanessa Johns

November 20, 2013

I am sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Sounds like you have a lot of Great Memories. I am sorry I will not be able to attend tonight, but I will be thinking of you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers now and in the days to come.

~ Eva Sauls, Virginia Beach, Virginia


November 20, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with my fellow NNHS Classmate, Jack, and his family during this time of sadness! Rest in Peace Jack & God Bless each of you!

~ Butch Ragland, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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November 20, 2013

Susie and family, I'm SO sorry for your loss, but glad the battle is over. Wishing you lots of comforting family stories during this time - to truly celebrate the man he was.

~ Cindy Bocrie
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November 20, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Debbie Bontrager, Harrisonburg, Virginia

November 20, 2013



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Jack's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)


 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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