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Norris "Ron" Garrison

August 6, 1950 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 71)

Obituary

Ron Garrison, 71-year-old Checotah resident, passed away on Monday, May 30th, 2022, in Tahlequah, OK.  He was born on Sunday, August 6th, 1950, to Norris and Wilma (Every) Garrison in Checotah, Ok. 

He lived there until he was 6, then headed west with his family.  He spent his school years between Muskogee, OK, Gunnison, CO, Grass Valley, CA, and Reno, NV.  He received his B.S. Degree in Engineering. 

He worked while in college as a bellman, doorman, and parking attendant for Harrah’s in Reno, NV when Mr. Harrah had the Ferrari and Rolls-Royce dealerships, and Ron had the opportunity to drive a variety of high-end vehicles (sometimes very fast)!!  Ron held multiple government jobs that led him back to the Checotah area where he retired from the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant as a Mechanical Engineering Technician after 30 years and 15 days of federal service. 

Upon retirement, he enjoyed restoring antique cars and trucks, attending car shows and winning numerous trophies.  Ron loved taking his nieces and nephews along in many parades throughout the years.  He was an avid scale model car and truck collector.  He also enjoyed fishing, shooting, and watching old western movies.    

Ron was a quiet, reserved man who was always willing to help others first, while never expecting   anything in return.  He was a great son, big brother, uncle, cousin, and friend who will be tremendously missed by all.  In his later years, he was an amazing caregiver to his mom and dad. He was a proud member of the First Baptist Church in Checotah, OK. 

Visitation will be 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, June 4th and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday, June 5th at the Hunn Funeral Home.  Services will be held Monday, June 6th at 2:00 pm at the Hunn Chapel, 211 W. Okmulgee Ave. in Checotah, OK with Pastor Steve Dennis officiating.  Following the service, burial will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Steven Garrison, Michael Langley, Bob James, Jerry Longcrier, Duane Curtis and Nick Scott.   

He was preceded in death by his father, Norris Donald Garrison. 

He is survived by his mother, Wilma Garrison of the home; his 2 brothers: Don Garrison and wife Maureen of Nevada City, CA; John Garrison and wife DeAnn of Tahlequah, OK; 6 nieces and nephews, Mandy Langley and husband Michael of Roland, OK; Gabe Garrison and Cheyenne of Happy Camp, CA; Steven Garrison and Ashley of Hartford, AR; Anna Garrison of Nevada City, CA; Justin Mitchell in Australia; and Jesse Mitchell of Tahlequah, OK; 4 great-nephews Jacob Mitchell, Hunter Garrison, Calvin Garrison, Jude Garrison, and 1 great-niece Avery on the way.

Condolences may be made at the funeral home website: hunnfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements and services are under the direction of Hunn Funeral and Cremation Service. Checotah, OK.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 4, 2022

11:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hunn Funeral Home and Cremation Service
211 W. Okmulgee
Checotah, OK 74426

Visitation
Sunday
June 5, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hunn Funeral Home and Cremation Service
211 W. Okmulgee
Checotah, OK 74426

Funeral Service
Monday
June 6, 2022

2:00 PM
Hunn Funeral Home and Cremation Service
211 W. Okmulgee
Checotah, OK 74426

Interment following funeral service
Monday
June 6, 2022

Green Lawn Cemetery
NS 420 Rd
Checotah, OK 74426

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