John Robert (Bob) Garrison, 83, of Circleville died Monday, December 28, 2020, at 6:30 a.m. at Pickaway Manor in Circleville where he had been a patient since December 18.
Bob was born November 11, 1937, in Pickaway County, Ohio near Atlanta to Charles and Elizabeth Verna Flack Garrison. He was a graduate of Atlanta High School and was a lifelong resident of Pickaway County.
He was a commercial well driller and was a supervisor for Layne Ohio Co. for 40 years. Then, before his retirement, he worked several years for H.D. Water.
He attended the Atlanta United Methodist Church and enjoyed going to their fish fries. He was an avid card player and especially enjoyed poker.
On June 24, 1956, he married the former Iris Arlene Wallace. She preceded him in death on May 1, 2010. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Keith Allen Garrison on October 8, 2005, and John Douglas Garrison on September 26, 2020; four brothers, Merton, Oscar, Don and Carl Garrison and four sisters, Mearl Christopher, Pearl Southward, Leah Maxon and Mary Brunett.
He is survived by three daughters, Pamela Arlene Grove and her husband, Larry, of London, Sheri Ilene Near and her husband, Mike, of Circleville and Patricia Ann Hix and her fiancée, Kevin Mays, of Circleville; a daughter-in-law, Betty Garrison of Frankfort, ten grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a great great grandson; a sister, Ruth Long of Williamsport; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lynn and George List of Circleville; his special friend, Valerie Morris of Dayton and numerous nieces and nephews.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place. There will be no visitation or service.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.