Gary Michael Garrison
Gary Michael Garrison (Michael), 65, of Silsbee, died Monday, September 20, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital after a brief illness. He was born the 4th of 5 sons on October 9, 1955, in Haleyville, Alabama, to Ida Laura Cummings Garrison and Dewey Garrison.
Michael was raised in the rural community of Lynn, Alabama in a farming family that instilled in him the values of hard work, ingenuity and problem solving. As a result, Michael was a man who was knowledgeable in a wide-ranging spectrum of skills, from repairing a washing machine, to becoming a world-class expert in complex mining machinery. Michael had the innate ability to advise mining supervisors all over the world on how to increase the efficiency of their operations. He used technology he designed and adapted from technology previously developed for different applications. Michael’s skills were in high demand, as he traveled to Indonesia, Chile, Canada, Africa, and many other corners of the Earth. Upon returning home, he enjoyed regaling friends and family around the dinner table with amazing tales of his adventures, something everyone looked forward to.
Michael was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include his beloved wife, Anna Beth Garrison. He is also survived by his brother, Billy Kermit Garrison of Carbon Hill, Alabama; his children, Joshua Michael Garrison, Lori Anna Hamlett, and her husband, Austin, all of Birmingham, Alabama; Jana Katherine Jumper of Clear Lake; and Lucas Michael Jumper and his wife, Brittany, of Friendswood; grandchildren, Lily Ana Jumper and Colt Michael Jumper. He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Hoyt, Tommy, and Scott.
Michael will be deeply missed by his family and a large host of close friends, business associates, and many other acquaintances all over the world.
Michael’s memorial service will be at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Broussard’s Mortuary, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.
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Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
- 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
- September 25, 2021
- 5:00 pm
- 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,