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In Memory of

Daniel A. Garrison

January 22, 1955 - November 21, 2016

Obituary


Daniel A. Garrison, 61, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Compass Christian Church, 2600 Hall Johnson Road, Colleyville, 76034. Interment: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Taylors of Tabernacle Cemetery, 3000 Tabernacle Road, Brownsville, Tenn., 38012. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nicklas Foundation, 516 Estates Drive, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75052; Big Dog Rescue Project, 5704 Bransford Road, Colleyville, Texas, 76034; or the...

Daniel A. Garrison, 61, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Compass Christian Church, 2600 Hall Johnson Road, Colleyville, 76034. Interment: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Taylors of Tabernacle Cemetery, 3000 Tabernacle Road, Brownsville, Tenn., 38012. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nicklas Foundation, 516 Estates Drive, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75052; Big Dog Rescue Project, 5704 Bransford Road, Colleyville, Texas, 76034; or the Daniel and Julianna Garrison Foundation, P.O. Box 1181, Colleyville, Texas, 76034.

Daniel was born in Fayetteville, Ark., to Sheridan and Jo Ann Garrison in 1955. He was the oldest of four boys. Daniel maintained a strong work ethic; beginning with his first job at 9 years old with Garrison Motor Freight. He worked with his father, Sheridan Garrison, in many capacities beginning with sweeping the yard. Daniel helped his father grow Arkansas Freightways from a small trucking company to a larger multi-state company. Arkansas Freightways changed its name to American Freightways in 1993. Eventually the company sold to Fed Ex in 2002. Daniel's strong work ethic continued into his "retirement." He started selling quality hay and firewood from his property in Colleyville.

Daniel was known for being a fun guy and a practical joker with a witty sense of humor. He also loved his country, was a faithful follower of Jesus, possessed a soft heart and always rooted for the underdog.

Daniel's generous spirit extended to his family. He would graciously attend, recitals, games or family outings when invited.

Together with his wife, he traveled to all seven continents and over 100 different countries.

Daniel never met a stranger and made friends everywhere he went. He was loved by his family and always said goodbye with "Glad you got to see me and if you're lucky you'll see me again."

Daniel was preceded in death by his brother, David Garrison; his parents; and his cousin, Ben Frank Garrison.

Survivors: He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Julianna; siblings, Tom and Will Garrison; sister-in-law, Karen Kimrey; nephews and nieces, Lisa R. Garrison, Sarah Bradley and her husband, Darrick, David Garrison, Jennifer Stevenson, Jacquline and Aidan Johnson, Samuel, Claire, Adelle and Ava Crofford; dogs, Huey and Lola; donkeys, Harley and Dooley; and 45 chickens.