Garrison, Carl

Carl Howard Garrison

September 25, 1938 - June 1, 2021

Carl Howard Garrison passed away on June 1, 2021, at the age of 82 in McKinney, Texas. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life’s challenges without a complaint. Despite these issues Carl came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

Carl was born to Flora and Howard Garrison on September 25, 1938, in Headrick, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school in 1956, Carl enlisted in the Air Force at 17 years old. Upon completing Basic Training, he married Mary Frances Hoover of Mt. Park, OK on April 21, 1957. Together they had 2 sons, Michael Alan and Galen Mark.

Following 27 years of service, Carl retired from the Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain. His Air Force experience played an extremely important role in the way he lived his everyday life; while he exemplified the meaning of loyalty to his country and fellow Americans. Carl’s tours of duty included Virginia, multiple tours in Germany, Alaska, New York, Maryland, Japan, Vietnam, Okinawa, and lastly Nebraska. While in the Air Force he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. After retiring, he pursued civilian employment at E-Systems in Garland, TX. Following his retirement from E-Systems, he worked as a Real Estate Agent near their home at Lake Kiowa, TX. Several years later, they moved to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington. Their final move was to a memory care and assisted living home in McKinney, TX so they could be closer to Mark when they needed his assistance.

In the later years of Carl’s life, he was highly active in the Methodist Church as well as numerous Masonic Organizations such as the Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Commandry, Chapter & Council, Grotto, KYCH, Purple Cross, Knight Masons, and Eastern Star.

Carl is survived by his wife, Mary Frances; sons, Michael (Nan), Mark (Susan); grandchildren, Kristin Reed, Chris Garrison, Grant Garrison, and Sarah Garrison; 3 great-grandsons, Brayden Reed, Landon Reed, and Brooks Garrison. 

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday June 12th, 2021, at 2:00pm at the Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral home in Allen, TX.  Carl’s final resting place will be at the National Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska to be scheduled at a later date.

The memorial service will also be live streamed on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at on Carl's obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

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Dearest Mary Francis, We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Carl. I know words can’t really help at this sad time but please know we care and are keeping you and your family in our hearts and prayers. May the gentle hand of God touch your heart with peace. In Deepest Sympathy Al and Vicki Atherton
Alan B. Atherton & Vicki E. Hill, June 11, 2021 Dearest Mary Frances and family, Having enjoyed years being a neighbor of you both I can truly say how exemplary your love of GOD, family and surrounding provided a softly cushioned environment of which to live by and admire. I have missed you both greatly since you moved and have lifted you up in prayer during your daily absence from across the street. Carl is joyfully in OUR LORDS care where our real home is yet We will think of him and continue to keep all the family close in our hearts. We pray that all comfort surrounds each and every one during this time Love Cheryll and Frank cheryll brown-amthor and frank amthor, June 10, 2021 He will be missed by his family so much. He was much loved by all of us. Arleta Cahill, June 8, 2021