LEWIS GARRISON, 80 of the Clay Ridge Community of Adair County passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:02 pm at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY after a short illness.
He was born April 26, 1937 in Adair County, KY the son of the late Roy Allen and Ruth Thomas and his step mother Rosa C. Thomas Garrison. He was preceded in death by one sister Eva Lee Baker in 2016.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Green County, a U.S. Army veteran. In 1969 he founded Garrison Construction Company and operated the company for over 40 years. Mr. Garrison was a supporter of education at all levels and he served on the Board of Trustees of Lindsey Wilson College for several years. He was a devoted and proud member of the Columbia-Adair County community. He served on various city and county development boards including the airport board and ambulance board, and the Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Columbia Masonic Lodge # 96, Louisville Scottish Rite, Kosairs, National Utility Contractors Association, American Road and Transportation Builders, the Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors and a founding member of the Associate Builder and Contractors.
An antique tractor and vehicle enthusiast, Garrison restored numerous antique tractors. He belonged to several antique tractor clubs and received numerous awards for his restoration work.
Survived by his wife of 55 years Gayle Corbin Garrison of Columbia, KY
One daughter: Amy Mitchum and husband Mike of Columbia, KY
One son: James Garrison and wife Paula of Columbia, KY
One brother: Sam Garrison and wife Wynemia of Campbellsville, KY
One sister: Patsy Jenkins of Greensburg, KY
Four grandchildren Michael (Tiffany) Mitchum, Mary (Levi) Burton, Kayla (Trent) Jones, Clint Garrison and by seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral service: Monday, December 4, 2107 at 1:00 PM at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Clergy officiating – Bro. Rod Keltner, Bro. Gary Polston and Bro. Steve Pescosolido
Visitation will begin after 2:00 PM on Sunday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Interment in the Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors presented by Columbia VFW Post 6097, Masonic rites will be conferred by Columbia Lodge # 96 on Sunday night at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to any of the following The Galilean Home 712 S. Fork Church Road, Liberty, KY 42539, Kayla’s Rising Above Childhood Cancer Fund – Children’s Hospital Foundation Attn: Courtney Puckett 234 East Gray St. Suite 450 Louisville, KY 40202, Uganda Counseling and Support Service PO Box 1374 Columbia, KY 42728
Pallbearers were his nephews: Andy Collins, Sammy Garrison, Kevin Jenkins, Steven Jenkins, Ricky Lee, Bruce Sweeney
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.