Stephen Mearl Garrison, 68, of Cabot died Sunday, July 22, 2012. He was born July 13, 1944, in Varna, Ill. and adopted by Mearl and Emma Mae Garrison. He was a retired veteran of the Army and a member of the American Legion, holding several offices in Illinois, Minnesota and Arkansas.

Survivors include his wife, Sharron Garrison; a daughter, Jennifer Kay Garrison of Clarksville, Tenn.; and a brother, James Garrison of Washington, Ill.

A funeral will be at a later date in Lacon, Ill.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Legion or the ALS Association.

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