Monday, August 11, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Grace Episcopal Church
341 Washington St.
Traverse City, MI


Monday, August 11, 2014
11:00 AM EDT
Grace Episcopal Church


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Munson Healthcare Foundation; Cowell Family Cancer Center
1150 E. Campus Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
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Life Story / Obituary


John Paul "Jack" Garrison, 71of Traverse City and formerly of Flushing, died peacefully on August 5th, 2014 in his home. He was born in Freeport, New York on October 23, 1942 the son of late Willard Sterling and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Garrison.

He enjoyed spending his time skiing, playing tennis, golfing and assembling models of large boats. He retired from the Chevy Truck and Bus Plant in Flint. After retirement in 2000; he and his wife moved to Traverse City.

John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karen K. Garrison; daughters, Suzanne Dunton of Lombard, IL and Judy Walls of Littleton, CO; grandsons, Kevin and Scott Walls; siblings, Joseph Garrison of Long Island, NY and Ann Simmonds of Elk Rapids.

Memorial Services will be held 11am, Monday, August 11, 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church; where the family will greet friends starting at 10am. The family's preference is to have Memorial Contributions to the Munson Healthcare Foundation; designated to the Cowell Family Cancer Center, 1150 Medical Campus Dr., Traverse City, Michigan 49684.

Please visit John's webpage at www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guest book and share a message with his family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.