Nathaniel Garrison, Sr. ’46

Dr. Nathaniel Garrison, Sr. ’46 of Elon College, N.C., died June 17, 2006, while vacationing at Cherry Grove Beach. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He achieved the rank of lieutenant commander and served in the Pacific Theatre. He returned to Burlington as co-owner of Mast Garrison Insurance with his brother, Staley, for eight years. He obtained degrees in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1959, he graduated from UNC School of Dentistry and practiced dentistry in Burlington until he retired in 1994. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Jane Foushee Garrison, 6 Poplar St., Elon College, N.C. 27244; four sons, Nathaniel Garrison, Jr., Gary R. Garrison, Frank E. Garrison, and P. Michael Garrison; a daughter, Janat Scharmm; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Staley F. Garrison, Jr. ’44.