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Earl Garrison

May 3, 1935 — September 6, 2022

Burlington

Earl Garrison

Earl Garrison, 87, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at the Hospice Home surrounded by his family.  He was born in Alamance County to the late Jennings Melvin and Virgie Frances Iseley Garrison and was married to the late Wylline Madren Garrison.

He retired from GKN after over 20 years of service.  Earl was a member of Stony Creek Presbyterian Church where he had previously served as an elder, deacon, Sunday school superintendent, choir and quartet member.  He was a founding member of North Central Volunteer Fire Department where he served for over 40 years as volunteer firefighter, captain, assistant chief and chief.  He also enjoyed volunteering for several years at Meals-On-Wheels.

He is survived by his daughter, Sharon G. Elosser (David); brother, Mack Garrison (Judy); 15 nieces and nephews; 44 great nieces and nephews; and in-laws who were just like family, Harold Madren and wife, Geynell, Clyde Madren and wife, Pat, Larry Madren and wife, Cheryl, Jack Madren and wife, Glenda, Kaye Wrenn and husband, Carl Wayne Apple.  He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Stony Creek Presbyterian Church by Pastor Kristen Levens with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Friday at Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Stony Creek Presbyterian Church c/o Stew Shed Fund, 2140 Stoney Creek Church Rd., Burlington, NC 27217 or to North Central Volunteer Fire Department, 595 Altamahaw Union Ridge Rd., Burlington, NC 27217 or to AuthoraCare Collective, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215.

Online condolences may be offered at www.lowefuneralhome.com.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 9, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory

2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Starts at 11:45 am (Eastern time)

Stony Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery

2140 Stoney Creek Church Road, Burlington, NC 27217

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