Harry Garison was born November 16, 1959 in San Antonio to Clare and Lee Garison. He had a tremendous passion and love for his family. He married the love of his life Christine in 1976 and had the privilege of growing up with his best friend and wife. Before having children they spent many years camping, floating the river, and making trips to the beach on Harry’s motorcycle. After many years living in Georgia they settled down in Pleasanton, with their four children. Harry thoroughly enjoyed the country life and spent many evenings teaching his children to drive on back roads in his Isuzu Trooper. Going on drives through the country eating tacos was a favorite pass time of Harry and Christine.
Harry was an outstanding father, always making sure his children were provided for. He worked very hard to make sure he could put all 4 of his children through college. He raised his children with a love and understanding of nature, taking them on hunting and fishing trips at the family cabin before they could even walk. The family ranch was always a favorite place to camp and hunt. He loved to sit in his deer blind and watch the abundance of wildlife pass by. Although he loved to hunt he had compassion for a certain trophy buck and always let him go year after year. He had a respect for wildlife that is only seen in true hunters, and that respect was not only passed onto his children but also his grandchildren. The love he had for his grandchildren was encompassing. Having five beautiful grandchildren was a source of great joy in his life. He was always a fun grandpa, taking his grandchildren for rides on his scooter.
He was also a very successful business owner who built his company Forming and Scaffolding Int. with hard work, grit and unparalleled intelligence.
Many family evenings were spent listening to him play guitar and sing. He had a rare talent for music and a love of rock and roll. “Johnny B Goode” and “Lucky Man” were two of his favorite songs to play and the most requested.
Christmas was a special time for him and every year he would make a trip to Walgreens to buy “as seen on tv” gifts to give to his children. It could be anything from a Taclight high performance flashlight to a vegetable spiralizer. Some years they were even handed out by raffle using numbers pulled out of his hat.
At the end of his life he developed a passion for cooking and going to the gym. He would cook extravagant meals for his wife so she would not have to cook after work. He also joined the Silver Sneakers at the local gym and made many new friends. He proved it is never too late to start a new hobby.
Harry left his earthly home on November 19, 2017 to meet his mother, Clare Garison; father, Lee Garison; son, Joshua Garison; and sisters, Clare Garison and Mary Gail Johnson. He joins them in God’s Kingdom surrounded by God’s love and compassion.
He is survived by wife, Christine Garison; son, Jonathan Garison and his wife Iordanka; daughter; Annie Prezas and her husband John; and son, Benjamin Garison. He also leaves behind 5 wonderful grandchildren, John, William and Greta Prezas and Henry and Lillian Garison.
Visitation was held on Monday, November 27 from 10 – 11 a.m. at St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church, 102 Lorenz with a rosary at 11 a.m. and a Mass at 11:30 a.m. Father Bill Collins officiated. Interment followed in San Fernando No. II Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Byron Saunders, Colton Young, Marcos Solis-Wheeler, Jeremy Huth, Pat Scott and Steven Rouse.
You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com.
Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Avenue, San Antonio, Tx 78212 – (210) 227-8221.