Jack S. Garrison

Born May 7, 1930

Virginia Beach- Dr. Jack S. Garrison On Saturday, March 26, 2011, Dr. Jack S. Garrison, 80, left this mortal life to rejoin his loving wife, Mary A. Garrison. He was a native of Stafford County, VA and called Virginia Beach home since 1958. He graduated James Monroe High School 1947, Randolph-Macon College 1951 and Medical College of Virginia 1955. He interned at DePaul Hospital in 1956 and served in the US Air Force from 1956-1958. While in the service he was a Flight Surgeon, Commanding Officer of the Stewart Air Force Dispensary where he had surgical privileges at the West Point Academy Hospital. He moved to Virginia Beach to open a private practice and served the area as a Family Practitioner from 1958-1999. Hospital affiliations have included DePaul, Sentara Leigh, and Sentara Norfolk General. He served as President of the Medical Staff at Sentara Virginia Beach General and Sentara Bayside. He was a member of Thalia United Methodist Church and the Thalia Civic League where he served as past President. He is survived by nine children: Julie Farino (Dale), Patti Graeff (Gene), Paul Garrison, Lisa Garrison, Larry Garrison, and Donna Garrison, all of Virginia Beach; David Garrison (Merelee) of State College, PA; Roger Garrison of San Francisco, CA; and Carol Pincombe (Brad) of Middleton, WI. He was blessed with nine wonderful grandchildren; Matt (Amber) and Scott Garrison, Courtney and Kendall Farino, Collin Smith and Chloe Garrison, and Madison, Morgan, and Tyler Pincombe. A special thank you to the staff at Baylake Retirement and Assisted Living Community, Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and Virginia Beach Police Department, for all their time and effort. There will be a memorial service at Thalia United Methodist Church, 4321 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, on Wednesday, March 30, at 3 p.m. The internment will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, you are asked to consider a donation in his name to Thalia United Methodist Church or the Scholarship Fund that bears his name at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia 23005. Please share your love and condolences with the family at


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Monique Matuskowitz

April 24, 2011

Dr. Garrison was my best friend's dad. All through high school and even past, Donna and I would hang out at the house on Thalia Point and sun by the pool. I was always jealous of having a dad like him.
Retrospectively, I am sure he inspired me to become a family practice doctor.
He was always supportive of our crazy antics with the drama club and the living manager scene was a family and town a tradition.
Though I have lost touch with the Garrison family after 20+ years, I wish to convey my deepest sympathy for their loss.

Vince & Elsa Valentini

April 18, 2011

When we moved to Virginia Beach, Dr. Garrison was already my son's doctor, while attending Virginia Wesleyan College. Dr. Garrison became our family doctor and friend. We miss him a lot. May you rest next to God, Dr. Garrison.

Eddie Craddock

April 13, 2011

Dr. Garrison was my doctor while growing up in Virginia Beach. He always told my Mom that she couldn't spoil me enough :)
He was a wonderful man as well as a gifted doctor. We will miss him.

Joyce (Craddock) Lyons

April 13, 2011

We extend our condolences to the entire Garrison Family. Our family was cared for by your father when we lived in Virginia Beach. Not only was he a great doctor, but also, a kind, caring person who will be missed by many. We will never forget his awesome Christmas display, which was a highlight of our childhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest in Peace fine servant.

Mike & Kat Coughlin

April 6, 2011

Our sincerest condolences to the Garrison family for your loss. Your father was loved and respected by so many and will be missed. Please accept our sympathies.

Maria Sullivan

April 6, 2011

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Garrison but once through my friendship and days of running with Roger in our younger years. I remember he was most humble and gracious, smiling and chatting with me and taking a genuine interest in getting to know me. I felt very welcomed by him and Mrs. Garrison. And although I knew his name through how well liked and admired he was in the community, meeting him made me realize what a man of true character he was. And I suspect that the way he made me feel that day was the way he made most feel who had the pleasure of knowing him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know he will be greatly missed.
Maria (Drew) Sullivan

Steve Souza

April 5, 2011

My deepest sympathies to the Garrison family. I remember Dr. Garrison from when I played on the Princess Anne football team from 1978-1980. He was our team doctor, and he helped me through various injuries with kindness and ease. I remember during a game I had to have stitches on my nose at halftime and his calm in conducting the procedure made me realize it was going to be ok. I appreciated and was impressed by the amount of time that he gave in volunteering to help out the football team. A great guy!

Bob Boyd

April 4, 2011

Our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Garrison. He was the family physician we remember most from our days in Virginia Beach. After we left the area, we returned several times at Christmas and our children have fond memories of the living nativity at the Garrison home.
Dr. and Mrs. Garrison both left a wonderful legacy for their children and grandchildren.

Bob and Becky Boyd

Linda Harrison

April 4, 2011

Dr. Garrison was my family doctor for many years at his office on Va. Beach Blvd. close to Krispy Kreme. He was a very good doctor. Sorry for your loss.

Nancy Neal

April 3, 2011

God Bless Dr. Garrison. He was our family doctor for many years when his office was near Krispy Kreme donuts. Our family had six daughters and my mother's father had been a doctor when he passed at a young age. My mother adored Dr. Garrison he reminded her so much of her own father. My sister had diabetes and Nurse Rollins would always take such good care of her. Dr. Jack provided so much more to eveyone than just medical service. Rest in Peace.