James Michael Garrison
July 3, 1939 - October 17, 2017
James Michael Garrison age 78 of Irving, TX went to his Heavenly home on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born on July 3, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to James and Doris Garrison. They both preceded him in death along with his baby brother, Billy. Mike married Elizabeth on November 12, 1999 in Irving. He graduated from Redford High School in Detroit and then went on to play baseball for the Toledo Mudhens. Mike worked as a Bank Manager and as a Real Estate Agent in Michigan before coming to Irving in 1981 where he was a Mechanical Engineer for Baylor Medical Center in Irving. He was such a kind hearted man and always put others first especially Elizabeth who was the love of his life. Elizabeth and Mike spent time at the Senior Center playing “hand and foot” and going to all of their grandchildren’s sporting events. After their grandchildren grew up and stopped playing sports they continued to support all the Irving High Schools football teams by going to any games they could. Mike even proposed to Elizabeth at a football game. He will be greatly missed by everyone. He leaves behind his loving wife of almost 18 years, Elizabeth Garrison; children, Gail Hieronymus, Diedra Sutton (Jim), Mac Dwyer (Lana), Jonathan Dwyer (Veronica), David Davis (Son); sister, Dorothy Jean Cleaver (Ralph); grandchildren, Justin Qualkenbush, Max Hieronymus, Megan Hieronymus, Haley Uhrick, Harley Dwyer, Chelsea Story, Garrett Sutton, Alicia Hansen; great-grandchildren, Savannah Quinn, Caden Grey and Madi Uhrick. The family will receive friends at Chism-Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, October 19th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 20th at Beltline Road Church of Christ with Mr. Dan Flournoy officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.