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04/20/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Jerry Garrison

Milton Lyon Garrison
(20 Aug 1929 - 18 Apr 2018)

Newport News High School Class of June 1947

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    There is more sad news this Friday.
Jerry Garrison, Class of June 1947, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the age of 88.

From The Daily Press - 04/20/18:

         Milton Lyon "Jerry"¯ Garrison
      NEWPORT NEWS - Milton Lyon "Jerry"¯ Garrison, 88, died April 18, 2018.

He was born August 20, 1929. Jerry graduated from Newport News High School in 1947, and Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School, where he excelled in track.

At Newport News Shipbuilding he was a piping designer, cost engineer, and retired as a manager of marketing after 44 years of service. He was a member of the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice Alumni Association and the Propeller Club.

He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War.

Jerry was a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Administrative Board, Council on Ministries, Staff Parrish, Worship Committee, and was a member of the Chancel Choir for 50 years.

His passion for music was evident in his participation as a member of the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra under the late Cary McMurran, the York River Symphony Orchestra, Peninsula Concert Band, and charter member of the York River Concert Band.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Elizabeth Lyon Garrison; father, Floyd L. Garrison; brother, Linwood W. Garrison, and son-in-law, Benjamin B. Miller.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Joan Padgett Garrison; son, Jeffrey Stuart Garrison of Newport News; daughter, Susan Miller Huffman (Sam) of Harrisonburg; sister-in-law, Sheridan P. Taylor of Newport News; three grandchildren, Sydney Garrison Downs (Daniel), Matthew Harper Miller (Meredith), Jeffrey Lyon Miller; two step-grandchildren, Benjamin Miller and Christopher Miller; and great grandsons, Lucas Garrison Downs, Lincoln Jeffrey Downs and Benjamin Lyon Miller.

A Memorial Service will be held at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, on Saturday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Music Fund or the Food Pantry, Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Medi-Home Health & Hospice for their compassionate care. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on April 20, 2018.
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Jerry's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Text by Martin Janus (1832-1909), 1661
English version (which does not correspond to the original German) probably by Robert S. Bridges (1844-1930)

Music by Johann Schop (@1590-1667)
Arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach (31 Mar 1685 – 28 July 1750), 1723

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in Thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown.

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Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 03/15/05

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Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/06/09

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