1919-2009 — Ezra T. Garrison, 90, of Central Point, Ore., joined his beloved wife of 64 years, 14 siblings and numerous extended family and loving friends on June 17, 2009 at his daughters with his loving family by his side. Ezra was born March 5, 1919 in Lincolnton, N.C. to the parents of William and Mary Nervie Garrison. He left school at an early age and went to work in the Textile mills. He met the love of his life in 1941, Ruth L. Brogden. Ruth passed in January 2007. They married Feb. 7, 1942. Six weeks later, he was drafted into WWII where he served with the 101st division and later the 82nd Airborne Division. He flew into D-Day in a glider. He was a scout. He was in three campaigns. Battle of the bulge at Normandy, Ardennes and Rhineland, ET feels God was with him numerous times while serving our country. He earned numerous medals including the Purple Heart. After his discharge they moved to Kansas City, Miss. for a brief time where he attended auto mechanic school. In 1950, they journeyed to Oregon where Daddy worked in various lumber mills, pulling green chain and loading box cars. He retired from Double D Lumber in 1981. He enjoyed his retirement dealing in antiques, gardening and woodworking. Ezra is survived by his daughter, Marsha Garrison-Stevens, Medford; son, Gary Garrison, Eugene; his only granddaughter, Shelly (Randy) Nelson, Eagle Point; grandsons, Kelly (Shalsee) Norton, Eagle Point, Grady Garrison, Florida, his great-grandkids; Tyler Herndon, Sammy Jo Mancuso, Trent Owen, Mary (Bunny) Norton, Brandon Nelson, all from Eagle Point; niece, Ruby (Marv) Travis, Grants Pass; nephew, Wade (Kim) Laws, Central Point; and numerous great-nieces and nephews as well as his adopted daughter, Sandi McKenzie. Services will be held Monday, June 22, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at the VA National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore. All friends and family are welcome, no gathering to follow. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the charity of your choice. Daddy was the very best Daddy and Pa-Pa a family could be blessed with. He will leave a void that can never be filled.