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Visitation for Doyle Garrison will be held Thursday September 20, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Evans Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday September 21, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Boone Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Garrison and Pastor Bob Karnes officiating. Burial will be in Boone Creek cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Born to Etheyl (Hill) Garrison and Edd Garrison on May 16 1928 in Raymondville, MO, and died September 17, 2012 in Tyler, Texas at the age of 84 years, 4 months, and 1 day. Doyle married the late Marjorie (Crum) Garrison on April 8, 1954. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Lois Troutman, and his wife Margie.

He is survived by 3 sons, Steve Garrison and wife Karen, of Troup, TX, Dennis Garrison and wife Connie, of Fulton, MO, and Ron Garrison and wife Jane ,of Westminster, S. C., 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Doyle entered the US Army in January 1951 and was in the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with a bronze service star and a United Nations Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on January 8, 1953.

Doyle was a devoted Christian and pastored for many years in Missouri and Oklahoma. He had a passion for the lost and a desire to bring the good news of our Savior Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. To the very end his stories of God’s miracle working power touched people in the hospital where he was. His legacy of the love of Jesus was clear to the people his family came in contact with in the hospice and touched many there. The comfort and peace of Jesus was seen in the room as he breathed his last breath. His life was an inspiration to many and he will be missed by many friends in Texas as well as his home state of Missouri.

He loved to fish and spent many joy filled hours at the rivers of Missouri and the lakes of Texas. His best times were out fishing with his boys and grandchildren even though he could never catch a bigger bass than Margie. The bass and catfish can swim a little easier here because Doyle is now fishing in the River of Life.

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