Joseph "Joe" Dee Garrison, Jr.

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Crosspoint Baptist Church
48 Glen Lane
Greenbrier, AR  72058
Monday, May 6, 2019
1pm
Service Schedule
Crosspoint Baptist Church
48 Glen Lane
Greenbrier, AR  72058
Monday, May 6, 2019
2pm
Cemetery
Thorn Cemetery
Hwy 65
Greenbrier, AR  72058
Joseph "Joe" Dee Garrison, Jr.

of Greenbrier, AR

January 4, 1959 - May 1, 2019

Joseph Dee Garrison, Jr. of Greenbrier went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. He was born January 4, 1959 in Casper, Wyoming to the late Joseph Dee Garrison, Sr. and Wandeen C. Garrison. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael Dean Garrison.

Left to cherish his memory is Katie Garrison, they enjoyed 12 years of their lives together including 7 years of marriage, daughters, Jolie Kate and Randa Jo Litton (Chase), grandchildren, Colbie and Colten Litton, many Aunts and Uncles and his entire racing family.

Joe was a member of Crosspoint Baptist Church and was Owner/Operator of GRT Race Cars, Inc for 35 years. He enjoyed collecting racing memorabilia, restoring his 92 Ford and being at the racetrack with his drivers. Joe loved spending time with his family on the beach relaxing and especially being outdoors with Jolie Kate and his grandchildren. He was a very patriotic man and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be at 1pm, Monday May 6th at Crosspoint Baptist Church in Greenbrier with funeral service following at 2pm. Pastor Matt Bagby will be officiating. Burial will follow at Thorn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jolie Kate Garrison Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 53, Greenbrier, AR 72058 or donations can be made at the Regions Bank Greenbier location or to the Crosspoint Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 153, Greenbrier, AR 72058.

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Jason Womack
Maiden, NC
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Great man that was an icon to us and will be greatly missed. Been running GRT for 24 yrs and still winning with them. The Garrison family and work place is in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincere condolences, Jason Womack

Doug Wilson
Council bluffs, IA
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Joe you will be greatly missed may you RIP

Kenny Basco
Jacksonville, AR
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Friday, May 10, 2019

He will be missed in the racing world.

Theron Ray Murray
Benton, AR, AR
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Was a great person. He will be missed. Praying for everyone involved.

Blake & Sally Lieblong
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Katie we were so sad to hear about Joe. Looking back we were so proud the two of you came to our class reunion!
I know you & your daughter is gonna miss him so much! I cant even imagine how much you are going thru right now! We are so sorry we were unable to come to the service but wanted you to know we are thinking about you & saying our prayers for you and your own health. If we can ever be of any help to you please dont hesitate to call us! Much love, friendship & prayers

DRT Race Cars
Lebanon, TN
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Thank You for your mentoring and guiding us in the right direction in our business Joe. Your door was always open and you always gave us good information. Most of all Thank You for your Friendship. Mark and Pam White DRT Race Cars

Kevin Nolin
Seneca, MO
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

My condolences to the Garrison family Joe will be greatly missed by many

Rick and Linda White
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A beautiful service. We continue to pray for Katie, Jolie, and the family.

Jerry case
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

So sadeen to hear of Joe s illness and his passing havent been around him for several years thought several times while driving up 65 to stop at GRT and visit although catching you their sometimes was a miracle enjoyed the few times we rode to various races together and the lengthy conversations we had on various topics you will be missed by many as well as the several hilltop gang Rip my friend JOE GARRISON THE RACE CAR MAN

John Whitson
Elk City, OK
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Thoughts and prayers

Doris Fry
Greenbrier,
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Monday, May 6, 2019

RIP Joe boy, glad I had a small hand in a very important part of your life. Prayers for you Randa and Sheila Garrison. My sincere condolences to all his family.

Jimmy & Angie Cabral
Allen, KY
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Prayers for you and family.

Jeremy & Karey Rowland
Paragould, AR
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Monday, May 6, 2019

So sorry to hear about Joe. Sending our thoughts, love & prayers to you all !!

Austin Pilgrim
Lone Star, TX
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Monday, May 6, 2019

So sad to hear of the passing of such a great person in the racing community. Joe you will be missed.

Brad and Assunta Ludlow
Perth,
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Monday, May 6, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss Katie and Jolie and family. May Joe RIP. Sending our love,strength and prayers to all.

Kay Moss
Greenbrier, AR
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Katie and family I was shocked to hear about Joe and your illness. You know the Garrison family and I have a relationship since they moved to Arkansas. When Joe was just a young kid I always bought he and Mike a birthday gift. Dean would always tell me to get Joe a race car set to assemble. One day I said Joe I wish I knew something to get you other than a race car set that would be enjoyable. His reply was” I love what you get and I am going to have my own race car business as soon as I get out of high school.” His life time dream was well accomplished and I’m grateful I gave him those car set to assemble. He was a great kid, son, brother, husband, father and friend to all who knew him. Most important than all he is in heaven with JESUS and no pain. God Bless you and I will pray for you and your health. Your friend always, Kay

Bear Brantley
Naylor, AR
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Knew Joe before there was GRT. He will long be remembered.

Jason Wilson
Sylvan Springs, AL
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

A true legend. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Lisa (Bruce) Page & Rusty Page
Conway, AR
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

So sorry for your loss family and friends. Praying peace, comfort and strength for all. Rest in peace Joe boy.

Russell Landrum
Stockbridge, GA
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Joe was a great guy who built and created a lot of champions throughout the country. But better yet a great guy who loved this country and wanted a great country for his family and friends in the future. One of the best cars I bought, was his GRT computer car who Freddy Smith wheeled as his house car back in the mid 90's. Prayers for his family and company for strength during these tough times.
Russell Landrum former President of Landrum Spring Service, Inc.

George McIntosh
Saint Joe, AR
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

To my dearest son. I’ll never forget the first conversation you and I had after you married Katie. “By marrying Katie Ellen, I’ve not gained a son in law rather I’ve gained another son and I want you to call me dad”.
I truly enjoyed the many fun times we had but especially the relaxing times spent at Pensacola Beach! Each and every time I saw you, at some point in the conversation you would always ask me if you could do anything for me.
I’ll never forget the last conversation I had with you. “Son, I hope you get well and out of the hospital soon but if for some reason you don’t, please don’t lose a minutes sleep worrying about Katie or Jolie Kate because I will always do anything in my power to make them happy.”
I just spent two weeks of the happiest days of my life at the Mayo Hospital with Katie trying my best to make sure she got plenty of rest and making SURE she had something to laugh at or about...usually it was at me...which is fine. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! :)
Please give my love to Ms Dean, my mom and Bob as I really miss them.
Look forward to seeing you one day!
Dad
Ps, if Duke scratches the snot out of me one more time, he’ll join you. :)

Dr. Randall Vanover
Garner, NC
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Joe, thanks for the memories, for your lasting impact on dirt racing and for being you! Your many friends in the racing community will certainly miss you. As a former team member of Dunn-Benson Motorsports let me say your family will be in our prayers. You have ran your race and have finished your course! Godspeed and Rest In Peace!

April Carlton-Clark
Greenbrier, AR
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Rest In Peace Joe Boy!

Krystle & Saydee
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

You and your family have been in our prayers and will continue to be.

Kevin Maher
McDavid, FL
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Praying for you and your family. Joe will be dearly missed.

Chuck proctor
Clarksville, TN
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Heard about him ...read about him...talked to him...drove one of his cars...very intelligent and focused man ...but so down to earth ...his presence was well known in the sport and will be missed by all ..

Donna jones
Greenbrier, AR
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Katie my prayers got out to your family.joe was a great guy and I so much enjoyed working for both of you

David and Toni harmon
Lowell, AR
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

We didn't know how at all but have a great friend George I am sorry for the loss of a loved one. Prayers to all the family

Mike Daffron
Kingsport, TN
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

I will never forget the years of racing we shared....many good times to be cherished....you will be terribly missed by all those who knew you

Kevin Gibson
Ringgold, GA
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Thoughts and Prayers to the Garrison family and GRT family.

Kevin & Marcia Gibson

Scott Anderson
Spearfish, SD
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Hey Joe- Although I never got to meet you, I just want to say that I got to race my new GRT modified for the first time last night, and boy is it FAST! We won with it right out of the box! Thank you for making such a lasting impression on the racing world, and God Bless your family in this time of sorrow. Rest easy, Joe...
-Scott & Sarah Anderson & family, Spearfish, SD

Beau Bradley
Detroit, MI
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Prayers for Joe's family. I met Joe as a early teenager thru racing. I haven't seen or talked to him in 15-20 years but he continued to motivate me to continue to follow my dreams as he has. He will be missed.

Jimmy Kennedy
Clinton, AR
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Christy Hudson
Alexander, AR
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Joe will be forever missed.
He was such a kind, and wonderful person.
The family,Jon and friends, will remain in our prayers.


Bobby and Christy

Katie Garrison
Greenbrier, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

My dear Joe. We miss you so much already but thankful your pain is gone and you’re walking the streets of gold! I wanted to remind you that we have had some of the best memories of my life while I’ve been with you! You were such a determined, hard worker, and could do anything you put your mind to! Your business was so good because you had that drive, determination and will to always want to make the cars better! Jolie Kate and I will be anxious to see you in Heaven one day! I already know you’re looking over us all! Thanks for some awesome memories that we will never forget! Love your wife forever, Katie

Carol Norman
Greenbrier, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Knew Joe from back in the 1980’s. That man loved the races! He was taken from this world too soon. Prayers for his family.

Brian 'Gordy' Love
Tiget, GA
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Joe Carter
Greenbrier, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

The first person I met after moving to Greenbrier in 1991. Awesome guy. Praying for you Katie.

Paige Smith
Greenbrier, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Katie, my prayers are with you all! We love you all!

Isabella Baughman
Bartlesville, OK
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Prayers are with the Garrison Family. God Speed Joe 🏁🏁🏁

Ed Williams
Reed City, MI
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Friday, May 3, 2019

You will be greatly missed by everyone in the racing world, thanks for all your time and help with the car

Susan and Bob Letterman
Spriingfield, MO
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Joe, you were the best nephew ever. I was hoping we would have more time together. You made me feel what family is like. You were blessed with Katie, Jolie and Randa. To say I will miss you is beyond words. Say hello to your Mom, Dad, and Mike. Love you and miss you so much.

Jeff Mooney
Belton, MO
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Very sorry for your loss.

Jimmy Cameron
Heber Springs, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

I know we will have the winning GRT#1 cars in heaven because Joe is there and will be telling us you are winners thanks for the good memories GRT #1

Sheila (Bumblebee)
Conway, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Well Joe, I'm stuck out here in Colorado. Sure hate I'm going to miss your last gathering but over the last 40+ yrs we had many gatherings! Sure going to miss seeing you around. Might glad your no longer suffering!! I love you JoeBoy...gosh, thank you so much for the laughs and the travels and the races!! I'll never forget you. One day I'll buzz right on up there to heaven and we'll laugh some more. Maybe even see ole Mike boy!! God bless you Randa, Jolie, Sheila and Katie!! We are all praying for your comfort and we love y'all!! Thanks be to God for his Mercy and love! Amen and always, Bumblebee. Race high Joe!!

Farris Varner
Springfield, MO
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Friday, May 3, 2019

I didnt know Joe or Katie at all. I do know that he had a true heart of gold. I always heard how much he loved his family and the sport of racing. I send my thoughts and prayers to the whole Garrison family and all of the GRT racing family. Its not ever goodbye but till see each other again. RIP in Joe and continue watching those races from above.

Vickie Lucas
Marshall, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Katie, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers with heartfelt sympathy.

Debbie and Chuck Brown
Perryville, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Joe has been a friend for many years and will be greatly missed. So many great memories that instantly bring a smile and chuckle. Continued prayers for Katie and all the family.

Cindy Boyd
Leslie, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

I’m so very sorry for the loss of such a great person. My love and prayers go out to Katie, Jolie Kate, Randa and his family and team. You were greatly loved Joe and will be missed forever. Rest in the living arms of Jesus.

Cheryl McCollum Sager
Greenbrier, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Joe was such a funny sweet guy. A classmate that I will never forget. Joe dreamed of race cars in high school and I always admired that he lived out his dream.Prayers for Katie,Randa,Jolie and all of his GRT family and friends. He will be so missed.

Kaye Ferguson
JONESBORO, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

My heart and prayers go out to this beautiful family ! Loved by so many people. My love and prayers always to Katie and Jolie. Joe ...the battle is over and you are in our heavenly home.. until we see you again RIP.
Love
Kaye

Jay Jenkins
Clinton, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

It's been a blessing knowing and having spent time with Joe. He's a big part of some of the best times of my life. He will be greatly missed.

Mike and Denise Striegel
Wheatland, MO
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Friday, May 3, 2019

To the Garrison Family, we want to send our Deepest Condolences to you all at this time but We are Here Fully for you all if you need anything I can't begin to tell you How happy we are to have had the chance to Be Friends with Joe and Family we have always Enjoy you all at the Races and Especially Enjoy watching your Beautiful Jolie Kate grow Please don't stop Sharing her and All your Familys Adventures We love you all! We are GRT FAMILY! LOVE MIKE AND DENISE STRIEGEL

Keith and Ashley Bryant
Star, MS
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Praying for you all during this difficult time.

Sincerely, Keith and Ashley Bryant

Wendy Gossett
Maumelle, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Katie, my deepest condolences. The couple times I was around Joe he was always so kind. My prayers and thoughts are with you and his family. May God surround you with peace and comfort.

Amber Langston
Newark, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Rebecca Henney
Greenbrier, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

We are praying for you and your family

Mikey Kreis
Wartburg, TN
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Peyton Taylor
Batesville, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

You will be missed greatly Pappaw, I’m just happy ur finally at peace with our Lord! We love you & your family buddy!!! Til we meet again.....
#tradeshowpedro

Holly
Essex Junction, VT
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Friday, May 3, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Garrison family. Love you, Katie! You are all in my prayers for comfort and peace.

Jordan Hanisch
Williams, IA
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Praying for you and your family guys!! So sorry for your loss!!
#TeamGRT

Brian Merryman
Clinton, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Prayers for the family, was a great guy & will be missed

Steve scott
Crossville, TN
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Friday, May 3, 2019

James Thompson
Starkville, MS
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Joe boy was a great guy with a great sense of humor. We met him back in the mid 90’s and he was always willing to help. He will be greatly missed.

Jason and Heather Langford
Corpus Christi, TX
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Joe will be missed. It saddens me that he’s gone but Happy he’s finally pain free. Joe was an innovator in the dirt racing world and I was and always will be fan and supporter of GRT Racecars . I didn’t know Joe or the family well but they are always nice to me when we chat through Facebook. So our condolences from the entire Langford family to the Garrison and GRT families we love you guys and Gods speed through this difficult part of y’alls lives.

Brian Shirley
Chatham, IL
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Joe,
Just wanted to say god speed. Thank you for my very first LateModel. It all started with u. Prayers for you and your family.
Brian Shirley

Lewis McCartney
Conway, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Rip joe , awesome person

Brian Thompson
Anniston, AL
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Godspeed Joe

David halter
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Your footprint in the racing world will live on. Peace in heaven my friend .

Kyle Beard motorsports
Trumann, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the loss if this racing innovator. We have drove GRT chassis for years and continue to have success in them today. Joe will be missed but guarantee he will building a winning chassis in heaven in the ultimate race of life and will succeed in his venture

Steven Whiteaker jr
Corpus Christi, TX
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Thank you!

Herman Reynolds
Laurel, MS
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Friday, May 3, 2019

fly high

Dawn & Don Bush
Dennard, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

May God carry and comfort you. I'm so sorry. We love you.

Brian Drager
Albany, OR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

I am proud to have met Joe and to call him my friend. Our love and prayers go out to his family and to the staff at GRT. One day we will meet again my friend. Thank you and Godspeed.

Jane Jenkins
Tulare, CA
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Love you Katie!! Praying for all of you!! May God surround you with peace and comfort at this time as only he can do!

Nakisha Cook
Birmingham, AL
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Friday, May 3, 2019

I TRULY HATE IM SO FAR AWAY in BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA, KATIE & JOLIE KATE im STEADILY PRAYING WITH AND FOR YOU TWO!!! YOU ALL HAVE MY sincere condolences, LOVE YOU GARRISON FAMILY!!!!!!! R.I.P JOE

Mary Boswell
Moreno Valley, CA
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Friday, May 3, 2019

RIP Joe. Your family will miss you on this earth but they are happy you are no longer in pain. The love you have exhibited over the years nit just yo your family but friends as well has left a deep void in peoples lives.

I have been praying for you and your family as we go through our cancer battles.

I have seen the posts on Facebook and know you are at peace in the arms of God. I also know that you knew your family has a lot of love and support surrounding them all and they will get through the rough times with your amazing friends.

God bless Joe. Wish I could have met you. Guess I will have to wait to see you in the other side.

Jack & Ronda Looman
Sand Springs, OK
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Joe boy was a great person and a great motivator and a very smart man.he never turned his back on anyone always will to help and always smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with Katie and Jolie Kate and randa and the rest of his family in this time of despair. And with his best friend skipper.and the rest of his racing family he treated us all as family.RIP joe boy and God speed my friend.

Connie McMillen
Greenbrier, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Im so saddened and heartbroken that many people, including myself, have lost a long-time good friend. In the Dirt Track world, Joe built winners, but he was also a Winner himself. He was kind, funny and smart. He loved his daughters and grandchildren. He loved GRT. He will be missed. RIP Joe. Thoughts and prayers for his girls.

Bob Geiger
Laurel, DE
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Friday, May 3, 2019

RIP Joe. A True Racing Friend that ALWAYS made time for everyone.

Jessica Brayden & Alex Gonzalez
El Paso, TX
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Friday, May 3, 2019

We miss you Joe thank you for everything God Speed
Katie we will be praying for you in this time to heal and to find comfort in that Joe is now at peace.

Terry & Wanda Beckham
Choudrant, LA
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Friday, May 3, 2019

God Speed Joeboy. We are know your building winners in heaven

Michael Delucca And Family
San Jose, CA
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Friday, May 3, 2019

R.I.P. Joe you will be missed condolences to the family we are Praying for Katie And Jolie now you can watch over them forever prayers and blessing for all the garrisons

Jennifer Adams
Hazen, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Prayers for you, Jolie Kate& Randa during your time of loss.

Lynn Beach
Hensley, AR
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Greg Deatherage
Wichita Falls, TX
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Friday, May 3, 2019

What a great friend and mentor to the sport of Dirt track racing. I will always treasure our talks, memories and for always helping me and my dad out. Heaven gained my friend! RIP Joe Boy

RICK HOOVER - HOOVER MOTORSPORTS
BUFFALO, MO
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Friday, May 3, 2019

RIP JOE, IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO KNOW YOU

Matthew Martin
Mansfield, TX
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Rest In Peace my friend 🏁

Chris & Holly Varner
Springfield, MO
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

God Speed to Garrison family. Also to his The family at GRT RaceCars. He will missed by many!

Jerry and Janis Robbins
Greenbrier, AR
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

To all of Joe’s families and Racing families, we are saddened of his passing. So young, too soon. Memories more to make. Praying that all of you will be comforted during this difficult time. Cherish each moment with your loved ones and don’t take each other or each day for granted. We are all not promised tomorrow. God be with all of you.

Mark and Gayle Mullenax
Conway, AR
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Prayers for all!

Tim Kirkland
Edgefield, SC
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Family should not have to deal with times like these but Life and earthly presence is but a mark in time The deeds and love one shares of and for family and friends lasts for not one mans time but for many. Joe was a man, friend, husband and father who touched many lives and who's actions will be with us beyond today.
Prayers to you the family and friends in this time of loss

Sheila and Jerry inmon
Bruce, MS
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Joe was a great friend. GRT builds winners.

Claud Bost
White Hall, AR
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

A true friend since 1986 that will be sorely be missed. Blue Angle #55

Timothy Freyaldenhoven
Conway, AR
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

May Joe Build Winner in Heaven!