March 6, 1937 - November 7, 2021
On November 7, 2021, our world became a little less exciting when Hershel Lee “Bo” Garrison was called home to finally catch “the big one” in the great crappie bed in the sky. Left behind to cherish his memory are his four children, Hershel Lee Garrison, Jr. and wife Alison of Conway, Rusty Garrison and wife Cheryl of Russellville, Janet White and husband Mitch of Poyen, and Jon Garrison and wife Amber of Little Rock. His legacy will also live on in his eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and two more great grandchildren, whose arrivals are expected later this year. Also left are his brothers, Leonard of Pine Bluff, David and Donald of Bayou Meto, and sisters Alene Shook of Stuttgart, Joyce Fitzhugh of Batesville, and Meredith Garrison and Tammy Garrison both of Dewitt. Waiting to meet Bo in Heaven are his parents, Victoria and George Garrison, brother, Ray Garrison, grandson Dustin Weaver, and most importantly the love of his life, Gladys Garrison. Bo spent his childhood years in Bayou Meto, Arkansas and eventually relocated to Pine Bluff, where he met and married the love of his life, and the one and only person he was ever afraid of, Gladys. Bo and Gladys had three children in Pine Bluff before moving the whole clan up to Russellville, where the family was completed with their fourth child. There Bo managed and grew the Russellville Water and Sewer system from a fledgling water system to a thriving one, serving all of Russellville and several outlying areas. In 1989, he and Gladys once again relocated to Malvern, Arkansas and eventually retired there. In 1999, Bo wanted to go home, and he and Gladys finally settled for their golden years in Bayou Meto. Anyone who knew Bo knew him as a teller of tall tales, a deer slayer, a terrorizer of all fish big and little, and the author of the occasional lame joke. He made friends wherever he went, and if you ever were held captive long enough to hear one of his stories, consider yourself lucky. The only nemesis Bo ever had were cell phones, which he never could get to cooperate. At the time of his death, he had accumulated four, each with different numbers and each with various injuries from being thrown or kicked. He also had a weakness for any item, no matter how random, that was on sale. It didn’t matter if he needed it or not, he was going to buy it. He was also a collector of anything old. A private grave side service was held at Bayou Meto Cemetery. Cremation arrangements by Essex Funeral Home.
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