Gary Lane Garrison, 67, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, peacefully in his home.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cathy (Martinez) Garrison and his four children, Gina Conroy (Mike Conroy), Sara Garrison (William Carroll), Garrett Garrison (Arline Gonzalez) and Lee Garrison. He had seven grandchildren, Ralph, Alex, Billy, Gracelynn, Rylyn, Caeden and Brooklyn and one great-grandchild, Liam. He is also survived by his former wife, Peggy Goings and many lifelong friends and extended family.
Gary was born July 14, 1951, in Iola. He was the eldest of five children. He is survived by his siblings, Joe Garrison, Debra Schommer, Donna Schommer and Myrna Castle. He was preceded in death by his father, L.G. Garrison and mother, Thelma Morrow.
Gary proudly served and fought for our country in the U.S. Army from 1969-1979. He volunteered to serve in Vietnam and courageously survived two gunshot wounds. After completing his military service, he returned to the U.S. to put his roots down in Colorado Springs, Colo., and begin his legacy.
To honor and celebrate Garys life, services will be at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. His visitation service will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, and his funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday. He will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery.