Name:    Amos Garrison

From:  The Daily Democrat, Clinton, Missouri
Date:  September 1995 

Amos Garrison   (February 26, 1921 - September 18, 1995)

Funeral services for Amos Garrison were held Sept. 21 in the Montgomery-Viets Chapel with the Rev. Don Loughridge officiating.  Recorded songs: "Amazing Grace" and "I've Got a New Hope" were played.

Casket bearers were Leon Garrison, Mervin Garrison, Randy Garrison, Tony Garrison, Ronnie Turner and Jimmy Young.  Military rites were held at graveside by the Galmey V.F.W. Post #9638.  Interment was in Hopewell Cemetery under direction of the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.

Amos was born Feb. 26, 1921 at Celt, the son of James and Cecil (Barnes) Garrison and grew up in the Tunas community.  He died on Sept. 18, 1995, at the Veterans Hospital in Columbia at the age of 74 years, six months and 23 days. 

He was united in marriage with Chloree Williams and three children were born to this union.

During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Army and following his military service, he worked as a farmer and later with the street department in Marshall.  He lived in Waverly for 17 years, where he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and of the Waverly Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Darlene Dieckhoff of Independence; two sons, Larry Garrison of Higginsville and Gary Garrison of Malta Bend; one sister, Goldie Young of Tunas; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one former wife, Chloree, who remained a good friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Noah and Alva Garrison.