Charles Vardale Garrison

October 6, 1939 - February 7, 2019


Charles Vardale Garrison, age 79, of Wickes, Arkansas died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. He was born on Friday, October 6, 1939 to John Henry and Sara Mae Garrison in Umpire, Arkansas.

Charles lived a simple life full of family and friends. He worked for Tyson at the Hatchery in Wickes for over 20 years and attended the Pentecostal Church of God. His family was very important to him and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Charles liked to garden and was always giving away vegetables to others. He enjoyed hunting for deer and raccoons and trotline fishing for catfish. Charles was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley Garrison; one brother, Doyle Garrison; and three sisters, Betty Thomas, Nodene Parnell, and Geraldine Watts.

Charles is survived by one daughter and son in law, Charlene and James Bailey of Cove; one stepson, Dewayne Oglesby of Wickes; two stepdaughters, Cindy McKee of Wickes, and Kim Wilson, and husband Howard, of Wickes; three grandchildren, Jessie Bailey, Shelby Bailey, and Troy Bailey of Cove; two step grandchildren, Justin Simmons of Wickes, and Klinton Wilson of Wickes; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Pentecostal Church of God in Wickes, Arkansas, with Brother Chris Burke officiating. Interment will follow at the Crystal Hill Cemetery in Wickes. A visitation will be held Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Terry Thomas, Travis Garrison, Michael Parnell, James Squires, Steve Bradley, and Jasper Hartley.

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