David Paul Garrison, of Paradise, Texas passed away November 29, 2021, at the age of 71. Services will be 3:00 pm Monday, December 6 at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, officiated by Marc Moore and Pastor Bill Hughes. Burial will follow in Paradise Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 pm Sunday, December 5 at Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home.
He was born December 3, 1949, in Dallas to James and Ruth (Johnson) Garrison. He moved with his parents to Bridgeport when he was in the 4th grade.
After graduating from Bridgeport High School, David married Harriet Cowling on July 20, 1968, in Bonham, with his uncle officiating. They settled in Bridgeport, where they ultimately raised their family. David owned and managed White’s Home and Auto from 1973 to 1989. He also served as an active member of the Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years.
In 2006, David and Harriet moved to Paradise, where they spent many years cheering on their granddaughters (and all their friends) in various activities. Pop and Gram were staples at Paradise Panthers softball games, always prepared with snacks for the team. They attended Grace Fellowship, and David became an active volunteer with Meals on Wheels. Beginning in 2019, he worked with Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home, greeting and visiting with families and guests. And his pancakes (also known as “popcakes”) were known to be the absolute best!
David loved his family, his friends, and his community. And he was greatly loved in return. Without fanfare and with vast humility, he fully lived a life of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Jim.
He is survived by his wife, Harriet, and their children: Wendy Hudson and her spouse, Jay, of Paradise, and Brad Garrison and his spouse, Charles, of Drumnadrochit, Scotland. He is also survived by the grandchildren he loved beyond measure: Makenna and Mallorie Hudson, and Max and Brandon Garrison. Also cherishing his memory are his brothers- and sisters-in-law: Ed and Diane Cowling, Grady and Gail Cowling, and Phyllis Cowling. And many, many friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org), Paradise Volunteer Fire Department (PO Box 97, Paradise 76073), or Wise County Meals on Wheels (300 N. Trinity St., Suite A, Decatur 76234).
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