In Memory

Jerry Garrison

Jerry Garrison

Jerry Garrison (1947-2021)

Jerry Lynn Garrison, son of the late Geral Dee and Velma Marie (Wright) Garrison, was born February 5, 1947, in Canadian, Texas, and passed away September 17, 2021, in Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 74 years. There are no services planned at this time. 

Jerry graduated from Pampa (Texas) High School in 1965. He then received his Bachelor’s Degree from NWOSU in 1969. After graduation Jerry worked for a finance company in Pampa, Texas and then moved to Dallas to work for Chrysler Credit Corporation. Through a mutual friend, Jerry and Connie began dating and on February 8, 1974, Jerry and Connie Sue Kamas were united in marriage in Alva. They lived in Carrollton, Texas for 8 more years before returning to Alva where he accepted the position as loan officer for the Alva State Bank. Jerry held many positons in his 37 year career at Alva State Bank where he retired as Executive Vice President in 2016. Jerry made many lifelong friends with the staff and clients during his tenure at the bank. 

While living in Texas, their first son, Cory was born on February 22, 1978. After moving back to Alva, their second son, Grant was born on September 27, 1982. 

Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He was an avid fan of NWOSU Ranger sports, especially football and baseball. Jerry loved spending time with all his Ranger friends, especially his former teammates. As “homebase” for numerous Ranger activities (football games, golf tournaments, and homecoming), Jerry’s home was always THE gathering place for their friends. 

Jerry was an awesome husband, father and friend and will be missed by all. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Grant Garrison. 

Jerry is survived by his wife, Connie, of Alva; one son, Cory Garrison of Alva; two sisters, Donna (Ron) Sweet, of Sugarland, Texas, and Judy (Doug) Kidwell, of Pampa, Texas; sisters in law, Kathy (Brent) Livingston and Claudia Kamas and husband, Dan, and other relatives and many friends. 

We were blessed with so many friends who helped us through this past year with transportation to doctor appointments, food, visits, calls, texts and to Pastor Chris Ruwaldt and our church family for their prayers and support. A special thanks to Dr. Phil Self, the staff of Complete Home Health, Beadles and many other specialists. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Ranger Athletics c/o NWOSU Foundation or the Alva First Baptist Church Youth Ministry for Falls Creek Camp Scholarships.

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09/18/21 02:58 PM #1    

Steve Molberg

Such sad news today about the loss of friend, Jerry Garrison. I have know Jerry since we played Little League. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry's family. He was a friend and teammate, arguably the MVP of our '65 Havester baseball team. Rest In Peace, Lefty!


Steve Molberg

09/18/21 04:03 PM #2    

Jim Arthur

Very sorry to hear about Jerry Garrison passing.  I played sports with Jerry all through school

in Pampa. Jerry had a great sense of humor about life in general. He was a positive part of my life

and I wish his family well. He will be pitching for God's team now. So long Amigo!   Jim Arthur

09/23/21 12:36 PM #3    

Pam Ludeman (Price)

Jerry Garrison


Coach Deck Woldt was the Baseball Coach at PHS when these Classmates were on his team: (L to R) Kyle Vann, Phil Smith, Jerry Garrison, Coach Deck Woldt, Jerry Garrison, Steve Molberg. MISSING: Jim Arthur.

In 2010 at our 45 Reunion Coach Woldt visited with his former Baseball team in the PHS Library and brought his scrapbook and everyone enjoyed recreating fond times on the field and off.

09/24/21 09:55 AM #4    

Phil Smith

So sorry to hear of Jerry's death.  I have known him since little league and played baseball and football with him all through the years.  We also went to church together when we were young, and I know Jerry is with the Lord right now.  He was a great guy, and I loved and respected him very much.  He must have been a wonderful father and husband.  We will remember his family in our prayers.

09/25/21 07:38 AM #5    

Kyle Vann

I moved to Pampa in my sophomore year and met Jerry through baseball with the Harvestera and the Pampa Rebels American Legion teams.  Jerry had a fire and an intensity in his pitching that mirrored his attitude toward life. It is evident Jerry untilized these inner qualities to have great success after high school in his career.  More importantly, Jerry's faith and commitment is demonstrated by his family. Rest In Peace Lefty.

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