Gary Paul Garrison, 78, passed away on Sept. 24, 2018

Gary Paul Garrison, 78, of El Dorado, passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.
Visitation with family present will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27; funeral service at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, both at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home, El Dorado.  Internment will be in Sunset Lawns Cemetery, El Dorado.
Gary was born on Feb. 25, 1940, the son of Willard Roy and Kathryn “Babe” (Kelly) Garrison in Phoenix, Ariz. He graduated from El Dorado High School Class of 1958, and then graduated from Vo- Tech and Manpower Development and Training Program. He married Sheila Marie (Cook) Barnett on March 15, 1981, in Newton. He retired as a truck driver for Dustrol, Inc. in 2007.  After a few years of retirement, he went to work part-time for Maclaskey Oilfield Services and retired from there in early 2017.
As a teenager, Gary was a fantastic dancer and won several dance contests. As a young man and father, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching his sons’ baseball team and entering the Demolition Derby. Gary enjoyed the freedom of being a truck driver and the scenery he viewed while traveling. He enjoyed watching NFL football and was an avid KC Chiefs fan. He also had a love of animals and enjoyed spoiling his dogs, Sammy, Annie and Charlee.
His loving family includes: his wife, Sheila Garrison of El Dorado; sons, Cary (Lycrecia) Garrison of Augusta, and Dary Garrison of El Dorado; daughters, Lynn Paine and Jeni Barnett, both of Wichita; he helped raise his step-children, Jerry Barnett and Tony Meyer; brother, Bill (Pat) Garrison; sister, Kathleen (Danny) Morrow all of El Dorado; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen Garrison and a sister, Janet Orndorff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the El Dorado Animal Shelter, 222 E. Locust, El Dorado, Kansas 67042.  Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Gary at www.carlsoncolonial.com.