Dave Garrison

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Dave Garrison04/25/2008
David Wayne Garrison was born on April 4, 1950 in Knoxville, Iowa. He was one of
six children born to Barbara Jean McClain and Howard LeRoy Garrison.

David grew
up in Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1968. He attended Ellsworth
Community College. After returning to Knoxville David worked for Marvin Bassett
at Standard Oil in his shop. Eventually Dave and Jim Bassett opened Bassett and
Garrison Automotive. Dave continued in the automotive business for 25 years; eventually
owning and operating his own business. In 1986 Dave started working at Pella Corp
where he continued until his death.

On February 19, 1972 David Wayne Garrison was
united in marriage to Creta Dianne Collins. To this union three children were born.
Dave enjoyed the outdoors. He always had a vegetable garden with plenty for himself
and family members. Spring always meant mushroom hunting for Dave. He also liked
to keep his yard and cars in “perfect” condition.

Dave was an avid Hawkeye and NASCAR
fan. He followed all of the U of I sports teams. Dave took pride in his 21 years
of perfect attendance at Pella Corp. He received a savings bond for this record
each year which he gave to the grandchildren. Dave’s social activities frequently
involved family especially the grandchildren. He liked to “hang around the shop”
with his siblings.

David Wayne Garrison passed away on Friday, April 25, 2008 at
the Hospice Comfort House in Pella at the age of 58 years and 21 days. David was
preceded in death by his father, Howard Garrison; paternal grandparents, Edith and
Roy Garrison; maternal grandparents, Glenn McClain, Sylvia and Paul O’Connor; great-grandfather,
Pearl McKim; father-in-law, Raymond Collins; uncle, Otis Garrison and aunt and uncle,
Shirley and Les Riley.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife of 36 years,
Creta of Knoxville; two daughters, Carrie and Susan Garrison of Knoxville; one son
and his wife, Shawn and Lisa Garrison of Knoxville; two grandchildren, Rachel and
Grant Garrison of Knoxville; his mother, Barbara Garrison of Knoxville; one sister
and her husband, Glenna and Rod DeZwarte of Knoxville; four brothers, Howard Garrison,
Steven Garrison and his wife, Sandy, Jon Garrison and his wife, Bonnie and Dan Garrison
and his wife, Keri all of Knoxville.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April
30, 2008 at Celebrate Community Church in Knoxville with Elder Bill McDonald officiating.
Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in rural Marion County, Iowa. Musical selections
were “Don’t Blink”, a CD by Kenny Chesney and “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful”, a CD
by Gary Allan. Casket bearers were Christopher and John DeMoss, Dan, John, Jonathan, Shawn and Steven Garrison. Honorary casket bearers were Justin and Tyler DeMoss,
Adam, Grant, Howard, Howie and Steven Garrison, Cale Kendrick, Jeff Klaus, Dick
and Joey Reed, Lowell Sneller, Mike Wallace and Pella Corp Co-workers.

in memory of Mr. Garrison may be made to His Family, Hospice Comfort House in Pella
or S.O.S. (Save Our Stadium). Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.williamsfhknoxville.com.
Williams Funeral Home handled the arrangements.