Dennis Howard Garrison

Dennis Howard Garrison, 77, of Lawrence, KS, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. He was born on January 13, 1942, in Sublette, Kansas, the son of Chester and Thelma Garrison. He was a 1960 graduate of Plains High School, Plains, KS. He married Cinda Lou Wilson on March 7, 1964. Dennis graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He taught history at Great Bend High School from 1964 to 1968. Dennis came to Lawrence in 1968 to attend graduate school at KU and earned a Master’s degree in history from KU in 1969. He taught history for one year at Lawrence High School. Dennis was in the insurance business with State Farm for the past 35 years and retired on January 1, 2019. During his life Dennis traveled extensively with his wife and enjoyed shooting sporting clays with many friends. He is survived by his wife of the home, sons Sean Patrick (Heather) of Houston, TX, and Ryan Lee (Erica) of Lawrence, grandchildren Joanna Lynn and Quinlan Lee Garrison of Houston and Jonah William and Emery Sage Garrison of Lawrence. Dennis is also survived by one brother Edgar Lee Garrison of Lawrence.

Memorials are suggested to the Lawrence Arts Center at 940 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS or may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life at Maceli’s 1031 New Hampshire on Sunday, November 17 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

5 Condolences

  1. Brenda Roberts on November 14, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Sorry for your loss. Dennis was a good man. He will be greatly missed by all.

  2. ken wertzberger on November 14, 2019 at 11:39 am

    So very sorry Cinda Lou. May he RIP . Condolences to you , Shawn, and Ryan. Ken Wertzberger

  3. George and Joyce Elliott on November 15, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Dennis was our Insurence agent for many years and was a fabulous man. I will miss his great smile and his friendly and careful manners . R.I.P. with God.

  4. Lorie GIsh Sawyer on November 17, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Cinda and family: So very sorry for your loss. Thinking with fondness of all the lives that Dennis touched and served during his career with State Farm. His big smile and laugh was contagious. May he now rest in peace. May you all find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  5. Janeese and Bud on November 17, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Cinda and family, We are heart broken for all of you. What a shock, I hope all your good memories will give you strength and peace.

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