C. Joe Garrison

Born: Wed., Apr. 13, 1932
Died: Wed., Apr. 12, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 17, 2017
Location: Stout & Son
Burlington Chapel

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Apr. 18, 2017
Location: Stout & Son
Burlington Chapel

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C. Joe Garrison, 84 of Russiaville passed away at 7:48 pm 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, TX, 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; 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 am on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Stout & Son Funeral Home Neptune Chapel, 44 Michigan St. Burlington, IN, with Steve Cole officiating . Burial will follow at Burlington Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 pm 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.

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Don Lisby
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. I really thought a lot of Joe. I will probably not be able to come, but will try. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbaralee Trenary
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017

Linda, Mark and family, so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My thoughts and prayers
are with you.

Jeanine Garrison
   Posted Sun April 16, 2017
Linda & Mark,

So sorry to hear about your father's passing away.

Barb Chapman Waterford hairdresser
   Posted Sun April 16, 2017
I'm going to miss my friend with the "orange light" I hope you remember. Anyway he was the reason I enjoyed going to work. Linda, he gave me smiles, some words and he always said he loved me too. Imagine that! I was so shocked when I went in Friday. Joe was a man of few words but he always gives me a smile. I loved teasing him. Joe came down the shop, I asked him if he was lost, he said need a haircut. I'm sorry he left us but Joe's not in a wheelchair anymore. Love you guys Barb Chapman.

   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was such a kind man. I will miss him dearly. He would always thank me for stopping by and tell me to come back again. My heart is sad but, I find comfort in knowing he isn't sick any more. I will always remember him and his smile I feel truly blessed to have known him for the short time I did. I hope you all can find comfort amongst your grief in knowing he has gone to his heavenly home . Linda you are in my thoughts and prayers. ............

Cindy Reeder
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Dear Linda,
I am sorry to hear of your dads passing. His pain is gone and he is once again with you mom in a blessed place. Remember the wonderful memories and know you will be together again. May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Prayers and Hugs to you and your family.
Love Cindy Reeder