Douglas M. Garrison

Douglas M. Garrison

BEAVER SPRINGS – Douglas M. Garrison, 88, of Railroad Avenue, passed away unexpectedly at 10:26 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

He was born on Feb. 16, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late Bela Griffin and Louise Charity (Mack) Garrison. In 1947 he married Ruth E. (Scott) Garrison, who survives.

Douglas attended Springville High School. After school, he served in the Army during World War II in the European Theatre.

He was previously employed as a manager and milk inspector with the Dairymen’s League in Springville, Nicholson and Beaver Springs, and later owned and operated D&R Transport Co., along with his wife and sons.

Mr. Garrison was very dedicated in serving as the Spring Township Supervisor from 1968 until the present.

Douglas was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church.

He was also a member of the Beaver Springs Fire Co. and Ambulance, a Boy Scout Leader, member of the Order of the Arrow, was a life member of the Beaver Springs American Legion Post 23 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5640, in Middleburg.

Mr. Garrison enjoyed going to the flea market but the main love of his life was his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: three sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Jane Garrison, of Beavertown, Dave and Yvonne Garrison, of Mifflintown, and Lawrence and Cindy Garrison, of Beaver Springs; one daughter, Kaylene Luse, of Fort Myers, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Doug, Deana, Robyn, Nicki, Eric, Aaron, Jeannette, Laurie and Jodi; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris Ward and Beatrice Cox.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Lee, Louis, Bill, Donald, Benton, Bruce and Lawrence Garrison and two sisters, Ruby Johnson and Bonnie Tewksbury.

Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Beaver Lutheran Church and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Nathan Baker-Trinity officiating.

Burial will follow with military honors being accorded by the Midwest Veterans Council, in Adamsburg Cemetery, in Beaver Springs.

Arrangements are by the Pheasant Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Spring Twp Park Fund., P.O. Box 12, Beaver Springs, PA 17812.