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Charles Garrison

June 23, 1942 — September 17, 2020

Charles (Charlie) Garrison, 78, beloved Husband, and grandfather was called to his eternal resting place on September 17, 2020, in Ponca City. He entered this world on June 23, 1942 in Claremore, Oklahoma, born to Ralph R. and Beulah S. Burrows Garrison.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, in Central Baptist Church with Pastor John Waterloo officiating. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under the care of Grace Memorial Chapel. Visitation hours will be Monday, September 21, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City. The family has requested in lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Central Baptist Academy in care of Central Baptist Church or Hospice of North Central Oklahoma.

Charlie came to Ponca City with his family when he was 3 years old from Claremore, OK. He attended the Ponca City school system and graduated from PO High in 1961. He met the love of his life Rosa Sallee and they were married January 28, 1961, in Pawnee, OK, and they made their home in Ponca City. Charlie worked for Dr. Pepper 39 years, and he retired in 2008. He enjoyed working in his yard and tinkering on his Cherry Red 1992 Ford F150 pickup which he was very proud to own. Charlie was also a longtime member of Central Baptist Church.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Rosa of 59 years. 1 son; Darryl Garrison and 1 daughter; Janney Moriarty and husband Michael all of Ponca City.  2 grandchildren; Amy Dietz and husband Ryan of Derby, KS, Alan Moriarty and wife Sarah of Ponca City, OK and 1 step grandson Jeremy Johnson and wife Raven of Texas.  6 great- grandchildren; Peyton Dietz, Evelynn Moriarty, Jonathan Moriarty, Gabriel Dietz, Wendy Moriarty and Kenna Moriarty, also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Beulah Garrison, 1 brother; Royce Garrison,1 sister; Shirley Dyck and 1 adopted grandson Luke Garrison.

Casket bearers are Dale Heisler, John Smith, Bruce Greenshields, Brian Sellers, Larry Denton and Ralph Mangrum. Honorary Casket Bearers are Don Howarth, Scott Graves and Dr. Donald Potter.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, September 21, 2020

11:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Central Baptist Church

177 OK-11, Sperry, OK 74073

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