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Jerry Mack Garrison

October 17, 1940August 28, 2020

He's gone to be with his Heavenly Father, Jerry Mack Garrison, 79, died Friday, August 28, 2020 under the "Friday Night Lights." in Waco, Texas. Jerry was born in Levelland,Texas, to Earl Wesley and Sara (Odelene) Garrison with brothers Joe and Bob and sister, Joan. Graduating as all state football player from Levelland High School, the CIass of '59, he entered Texas Tech to play ball. He left Tech his senior year to begin work in radio broadcasting with his brothers. He owned and operated KEYE in Perryton, Texas and then owned and operated KLMT in Marlin Texas. Jerry completed his degree in teaching in 1989 and began his teaching career, sports was an important part of Jerry's life from playing to coaching Little League for 18 years. He loved teaching, all Texas Tech sports, golf, gardening and music; of all genre. Jerry was a devoted husband who was extremely proud of his sons and all of his grandchildren. He loved seeing each grow and develop into the individuals they are today. The family would like to thank each person for every act of kindness shown during Jerry's illness. Your love and concern has been a source of strength and comfort. Survivors include his wife; Jo Ann, 3 sons; Chris (Amy), David (Elizabeth), Michael (Abby), 6 grandchildren; Lillian, Sarah, Violet, Harper, Evie and Charlie Mack, sister; Joan (Charles) and 10 nieces and nephews, A Memorial Service will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Lott, Texas. Memorials may be made to the Charity of your Choice.

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  • Family will hold a memorial at a later date.

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Joseph Taylor

December 21, 2020

I was sorry to have missed Jerry's memorial. He was a fine person who was very forgiving of my mistakes when I was a high school senior working for him at KLMT. I was the first of many that he hired.

June Smith

September 2, 2020

Joann, I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a very nice and polite Man. Every time I saw him always had a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
June Smith

Ron Butler

September 1, 2020

My sympathy and prayers are with your family.

Keith Alston

August 31, 2020

Dear JoAnn and Family,
Beth and I are so sorry for your loss. Jerry was, and is in our hearts, a great guy. Beth, through her association with you at the school, and Jerry and I coaching Little League together and often seeing ya'll at the golf course, will always be among our fond memories.
Jerry will always be remembered by us, and many others, as a truly genuine person and friend. May this knowledge and God's loving hand be solace to you and your family in the days to come.
Keith and Beth Alston

Cathlene Wester

August 30, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Mr Garrison's passing. He was a gem for sure! He taught drivers ed when I was in high school, my driving partner (Nancy Nutt) and I tested his reaction time with the third brake more than once! I think he passed us so he wouldn't have to ride with us again! Haha He will be very missed by all who knew him!!! RIP Mr Garrison!!!! Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers!!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY