John Wayne Garrison


Mr. John Wayne Garrison, 83, of Williamsburg, Va., died Oct. 20, 2020, at 12:35 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Delores, and his precious son, John II “Johnny,” of Hampton; one brother, Larry, of Leesburg, Fla.; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Alton and Maudie P. Garrison, of Portland, Tenn.; and two brothers, James R. Garrison (Mabel), of Portland, and Richard A. Garrison (Alice), of Knoxville, Tenn.

John worked as a broadcast engineer, retiring from Kentucky Educational Television. He held a first class FCC Broadcast Engineers license and a Senior Broadcast Engineers certificate. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Hampton.

A graveside service was held Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at Fairview Lawn Cemetery with Pastors Barbara Parker and Esther Agbosu officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 159 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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