Gary Michael Garrison

October 9, 1955 - September 20, 2021

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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Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • September 25, 2021
  • 5:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (5)

    Brenda Norris Lambert says:

    A year later, just found out about Michael’s
    passing. Went to school with him. He didn’t live far from my childhood home. Had many good conversations with him. It’s always sad to learn of someone I knew passing. I know it’s late, but my prayers are with the family. Grief stays with us always.

    Lesia Jones says:

    I will never forget my dear friend. Anna Beth I loved his stories but I loved to hear him talk about you and the adventures y’all shared. He made my day when he came in the clinic to give me heck about”LSU”. He will never be forgotten and he holds a smile on my face and a blessing in my heart always, that I could call him friend. Praying for u AnnaBeth and all family.

    Charity Dougharty says:

    Michael was like a dad to me. I met him through my job and became fast, close friends. I confided in him and loved him. He took me under his wing and helped me any time he could. He would never allow me to tell him no. He never went without telling me how proud he was of me for being such a hard worker and a great mom. He always told me he loved me and always gave me a kiss. He was there for me when my own daddy passed away. I will never forget the kindness he showed, not only to me and my children, but to every single person he came across. I will miss him and think of him every single day. Michael, thank you for seeing the best in me and always being so kind. I love you and will live a life you would be proud of. I will miss you terribly. Love always, Charity

    Normala Gilbreath Flemins says:

    Annabeth I am so so so sorry. I know what you are going through. I lost my love in Nov. Prayers are with you.

    Jerry Hawthorne says:

    We met Michael while he and Anna Beth were dating. We both liked him from the beginning. Within 10 minutes you felt as if you had been his friend your entire life. He kept us in stitches with the stories he told. He was a true friend and we loved him. He will truly be missed.

    Jerry & Connie Hawthorne

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