Forrest Chambers Garrison, 75, of Chattanooga, TN, died Sunday, February 9, 2020, following a brief illness. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 2 P.M. at Midway United Methodist Church, McRae, Georgia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.
Born on June 14, 1944 in Telfair County, Mr. Garrison was the eldest son of the late Forrest Dyal Garrison and Cassie Franklin Chambers Garrison. He was a graduate of Telfair County High School and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Early on, he served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps as a hydrologist in Afghanistan. He was a Certified Professional Engineer, working for the Tennessee Valley Authority and Velsicol Chemical Company, both in Chattanooga; Amercord, Inc. in Lumber City, Georgia; and other organizations, including the Wheeler County Correctional Facility in Alamo, Georgia. He was an active member of the First Centenary United Methodist Church of Chattanooga. He enjoyed traveling, meeting people and showing benevolence to all. He was a generous man who loved his family dearly.
Mr. Garrison is survived by four siblings: J. Marcus Garrison of McRae, Priscilla (Jon) Bertolet of Brenham, TX, Frankie (Jim) Day of Dublin, GA, and Ruth (Albert) Jenkins of Charleston SC, six nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and nephews, and many cousins.
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