Richard Gillespie Garison
Funeral Date: 3/14/2017

Richard Gillespie Garison, III, age 90, of Pine Bluff, AR, died Saturday, March 11, at the John L. McClellan Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born July 22, 1926, in Warren, AR, a son of the late Richard Gillespie Garison, Jr., and Ollie Mae Knowles. Richard was a retired welder, mechanic, and construction worker. He was World War II, U.S. Army veteran and the widower of Julia Maia Reaves Garison who died May 11, 2001. They were united in marriage July 4, 1954. Also preceding Richard in death was a son Richard G. Garison, IV, and a sister Mary Virginia Miller. Survivors are one daughter Carolyn G. McCallister and spouse Bob of Adona, AR. Two brothers James (Jim) Garison of Crossett, AR, and John M. Garison of Hot Springs Village, AR. Three grandchildren Courtney McKendree and spouse Andrew, Jason McCallister and spouse Jeriann, and Leah Raudman and spouse Roger. Six great-grandchildren Maddox McKendree, Aidan McKendree, Logan McCallister, Sydney McCallister, Lena Hokanson, and Russell Raudman. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. David Morgan officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery at Warren, AR, by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Larry Reaves, Remmington Wyatt Harton, Dean McKendree, Mike Berry, John Berry, Jamie Garison,, Mark Miller and Andrew Foster. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Miller, Joe Miller, Ross Bryan, Jerry Dixon, Phil Berry, Claude Knowles, Larry Hargis, Roland Reep, Robbie Ragar and Ira Wougamon. Memorials preferred to Wesley United Methodist Church, 31st & Hazel Streets, Pine Bluff, AR, 71603.



Name: Mike Berry

Name: Dianne Robinson
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. I enjoyed visiting with Mr. Richard every Sunday at Wesley.

Name: Orville Brakebill
Message: Please accept my sincere sympathy. I will miss our Sunday morning visits prior to church.

Name: Edna Morgan
Message: Such a dear friend. He always had encouraging words. We will miss him dearly. It was a pleasure being his pastor. God bless all of you.

Name: Tammy Evans Hensley

Name: Elizabeth Regnier Sadler
Message: Carolyn - please accept my heartfelt condolences. Many prayers for you & your family for strength & comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Cherish all of the wonderful memories you have of your Dad (and mother) and may the bring you comfort, smiles, and laughter!!!

Name: Donna Bearden-west
Message: So sorry about your dad. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Name: Sam & Brenda Mercer
Message: John & Family may the peace of God be with you in days ahead

Name: Emily Sangster Lasiter