The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


January 19, 2013

Warren K. Garrison

WILLIAMSPORT, Ind. — Warren K. Garrison, 97, of Williamsport, died at 4:20 p.m. CST on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the VA Illiana Health Care System, Palliative Care, in Danville, Ill.

Warren was born on Jan. 12, 1916, in Steuben Township. He was the son of John P. and Beatrice (Stephens) Garrison. He was a 1934 graduate of West Lebanon High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and from 1935-1939 he served aboard the USS Oklahoma as a gunners mate. He then served aboard the USS Thomas Jefferson from 1942-1945 attaining the rank of chief gunners mate. He was there during the invasion of Europe, Italy, North Africa, Okinawa, Japan, and at the end was in Sasebo, Japan. He married Fay LaVone Jordan on Jan. 15, 1944. She survives.

Warren worked for Ura Seeger at the Marshfield Elevator and then worked at C & D Battery for 27 years, retiring in 1982. He also farmed with his father. He played baseball for local teams where he was the catcher and also played while he was in the Navy. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid sports fan.

Surviving with his wife, are one daughter, Vera Wooster (Terry) of Perrysville; one grandson, Keir Wooster of Perrysville; two great-grandchildren, Forrest Leigh and Samantha Wooster; and several nieces and nephews.

Warren was preceded in death by four sisters, Ellen Peaveler, Bernice Salts, Rose Allen, and Virginia Arthur; one brother, Richard Garrison; and one daughter, infant Theresa Ann Garrison.

Visitation will be at Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. EST. Services will be there in the chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at 1 p.m.  EST with Pastor Tony DeMoss officiating. Interment will be at West Lebanon Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Union Church, c/o Mary Wickens, 15670 N. Charity Lane, Covington, IN 47932. Online condolences may be made at

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