A celebration of James Garrison’s life, 91 of Jasper, was held Saturday, June 18, at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper, with a graveside service following at Garrison Cemetery in Orangefield. He died June 12, at his home.

He was a native of Orange County. He proudly served in the military, serving in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Airforce during WWII. As an avid outdoorsman, James walked on the ‘edge’ of adventure. He enjoyed canoeing, hiking, swimming and traveling.

James was preceded in death by his parents and his grandchildren, Chris Garrison, Ivan Brown and Alana Pulce.

He is survived by his wife, Martha “Ann” Garrison of Jasper; children, Carsienne “Sandy” Harvey of Jasper and Jefferson “Jay” Garrison and his wife, Virginia, of Orangefield; stepchildren, George “Buck” Brown of Jasper and Creasie Ashcraft of Jasper; grandchildren, Jayna Rogers, Jayme Garrison, Jennifer Garrison and Vashti Griffin; as well as great-grandchildren, Kyla Pulce, Nicholas Pulce, Troy Wade Pulce, Toby Pulce and Sebastian Rogers.

Memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper.