James Garrison Jr.

September 19, 1931February 23, 2012

Our beloved father, James Garrison, Jr., went to be with the Lord February 23, 2012 following a courageous battle with cancer. James will be sadly missed by his daughter’s friends and family, but will be remembered as a great fisherman, hunter and trapper. Also he loved the outdoors, birds and flowers. On his 80th birthday we released helium balloons and he watched them float away with great joy. In celebration of his life we invite friends and family to join us Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Garland Brook Cemetery to say Farwell and release balloons in his memory. Arrangements were made by Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street. Online condolences may be sent to the family at He was born in Columbus September 19, 1931 the son of James and Eliza Lockerd Garrison. He is survived by daughters, Luretta Garrison Clark, Linda Diane (Gary) Chambers and Lajuana Jo Heldman of Columbus; Luree Garrison, the mother of his children; sister, Ruth Hendricks of Columbus; brothers, David (Lorie) Garrison of Indianapolis and Gene Garrison of Columbus; grandchildren, Jamie Heldman and John Earl (Tamara) Blanford IV and the joy of his life twin great grandchildren, Emily and John Blanford V. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Harris and Tish Dinn; brother, Robert Garrison; wife Regina Bell Garrison. Mr. Garrison worked 30 years for the City of Columbus in the Sanitation Department, retiring in 1993.


  • Balloon Release Monday, February 27, 2012

James Garrison Jr.

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Sally Jo LeBrun

March 9, 2012

Gone from our presence but not our hearts...Uncle Jimmy I will never forget our weekly visits to your home on Pence street with Grandpa Ray And Grandma Mary when I was a little girl. sending my love and prayers to "the girls" ( as you always so fondly expressed when we would talk)

Glenda White

February 28, 2012

Rest in peace now. I will love you always!

renee daniels

February 28, 2012


Misty Palmer

February 27, 2012

You will be missed. You were the only Grandpa I knew growing up, I will miss you calling me Misky :) You are loved and will be missed by your grandkids and great grand kids that only knew you as our grandpa. I miss going to visit you and Grandma in Jewell Village and all the holidays we spent together. Love you Jimmy, Your Granddaughter Misty Palmer (Sanders). P.S. Tell my Dad, Grandma and Jeremy hello and I love them for me.

February 26, 2012

Our sincerest sympathies and prayers to all of you. Irvin, Grant, Tammy, and Steve

Robert Garrison

February 26, 2012

I will miss Jimmy. Miss the times we went hunting and fishing together,has young men in the 60's. Little Bob

Danny Ballard

February 25, 2012

To a long time co-worker who I will miss alot. Not only will I miss him but the stories he would tell.Threw all the years we worked together at the City Garage and after his retirement it is still funny to me he always called me Donny and my name is Danny. My prayers go out to the family of this great man he will be missed but never forgotten. Danny L Ballard


February 25, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful man James Garrison JR.We will love and miss you always . Kathy and Velma