Joseph Marion Garrison, Jr. ’56

Joseph Marion Garrison, Jr. ’56, 75, husband of Sandra Bond Garrison of 265 Thornrose Ave., Staunton, VA 24401, died May 9 in Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va. He was born July 25, 1934, in Columbia, Mo., a son of the late Joseph Marion Garrison, Sr. ’26 and Evelyn Hawkins Garrison. Garrison received his bachelor’s degree from Davidson in 1956 and his master’s and Ph.D. from Duke University. He taught at St. Andrews Presbyterian College from 1962-1965 and taught American literature and poetry at Mary Baldwin College from 1965-2000. He attended Covenant Presbyterian Church. In addition to his wife, family members include a son, Alan Garrison (Kathleen); a daughter, Kathryn Paige Kullman; a sister, Terry Garrison Lashley; and five grandchildren, Sarah and Emily Kullman and James, Nellie, and Daniel Garrison. He is also survived by the children of Sandra Garrison, William Conrad Hicklin (Karin) and children, Benjamin, Christopher and Isabella, and James Lawrence Hicklin (Kristin) and daughter, Kate. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Scott Garrison, and a brother, David Hawkins Garrison.