Obituary of Dale Clifford Garrison
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Dale Clifford Garrison, 91, husband of 70 years of Frances Ann “Sinky” Robinson Garrison, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2022, in Sumter, SC. Surviving along with his wife of Sumter are a son Glenn Garrison (Kellie) of Rocky Mount, NC, a daughter Linda Sublette (Shep) of Sumter, three grandchildren Kristen Timmons (Ben) of Sumter, Dale Garrison (Peyton) of Wendell, NC, Will Garrison (Sara) of Chapel Hill, NC, and five great grandchildren Ella, Evie, Thomas, Griffin and Banks. Dale graduated from Edmunds High School in 1950 and attended Newberry College. He was a standout football player (half back) throughout high school. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service after 37 years. He was a longtime member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Oswego, SC where he was a member of the John L. Edens Sunday School Class. He was a U. S. Army veteran. He was an exemplary husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who never raised his voice nor hand in anger and lived his life in gentle kindness and love of family. There was never an unkind word spoken within his home. Never. To others he had a quiet, reserved personality but to us he was hilarious. He was preceded in death by his mother Lillian Gertrude McClary of Kingstree and was born May 28, 1930. Graveside services will be held at 3 P.M. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 5575 Lodebar Road, Oswego, SC. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, Oswego, SC or to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.