John Russell Garol
October 2, 1945 – February 17, 2021
John was born in Oklahoma City to Jack and Martha Garol. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lee Garol. His children are Laurie and husband, Duke Dillard; James Stovall and wife, Amanda; Leigh Ann and husband, Jeremy O’Quinn; Rob Stovall; and Scott Stovall. His grandchildren are Emily, Hudson, Hayden, Keaton, Colton, Kaylie, and Weston Dillard; Andrew, Ryan, and Kelsey Stovall; and J and Landry O’Quinn. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. Jim Garol and wife, Barbara; his nephews Nic Garol and wife, Mina; Ben Garol and wife, Jacqui; and his nieces Whitney Garol and Alexa Garol.
John grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University, Baylor School of Dentistry, and UCLA School of Orthodontics. After attending Baylor, he became a commander in the Navy. He practiced orthodontics many years in Los Angeles, California and retired in 2016. In 2017, John and Sharon moved to Dallas, Texas.
John was a dedicated Christian. Jesus was first in his life and he liked to tell others about Him. He loved his family and enjoyed interacting with his grandchildren. Full of life, he loved to talk with everyone! As his brother, Jim, said, “John both literally and figuratively brought smiles to the faces of those who knew him.”
If you would like to send flowers to Sharon Garol in memory of John please send to 6161 Saratoga Circle Dallas, TX 75214
Wednesday, February 24, 2021