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Garrison, Floyd "Ike" 1939-2004


Posted By: Debbie Nash (email)
Date: 1/15/2005 at 14:46:33

Floyd 'Ike' Garrison
January 14, 2005

Floyd Eliel "Ike" Garrison, 65, of Bremerton, Wash., died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton.

A memorial service was held in Bremerton.

The body was cremated.

Mr. Garrison was born July 26, 1939, in Fairfield, the son of Helen Giberson Garrison Weaver and Floyd Garrison. He married Eva Heim in Dettingen, Germany. She died in 2002. He married Rita K. Stevens Feb. 28, 2004.

After receiving a general equivalency diploma, he joined the United States Army in 1956 where he served in Korea, Germany, Vietnam and Fort Lewis, Washington.

He left the Army in 1965 to work as a quality assurance inspector for Boeing and Douglas Aircraft in California.

Mr. Garrison then entered government service as an optical repair mechanic working in Long Beach and Mare Island in California, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Subase Bangor in Washington and Subase Kings Bay in Georgia.

In Kings Bay he was the supervisor of the optical alignment shop and acquired several patents for innovations at the shipyard.

He retired after 37 years of government service.

Mr. Garrison was a national member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a founder of the Kings Bay chapter.

He spent his free time hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, collecting and making arrowheads and repairing old lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Cindy Kleinfelder and Michele Garrison, both of Bremerton; two grandsons; his mother, Helen Weaver of Libertyville; six sisters, Melvena Shondel and Deanna Cooksey, both of Fairfield, Helen Wilkinson of Sigourney, June Wild of Essexville, Mich., Charlotte Potts of Virginia Beach, Va., and Roxanne McDole of Libertyville; and two brothers, Howard Garrison and Alvin Garrison, both of Fairfield.

In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Virginia Essary.

Courtesy of the Fairfield Daily Ledger Inc. 2005


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