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307 South Palm Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 325-4521
Edward Garris

Edward Walter Garris Jr.

Sunday, September 21st, 1930 - Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Edward Walter Garris, Jr. "Ed" 88, passed away peacefully at Haven Hospice after an extended illness. He was born in Gainesville, FL on September 21, 1930. While attending Gainesville High School, he quarterbacked the Purple Hurricanes to a victory in the 1947 State Championship. He continued his education at the University of Florida where he earned a BS in Chemistry in 1952. At UF he was a member of the SAE fraternity, and Air Force ROTC. He joined the USAF as a 2nd Lieutenant and continued his service in the Reserve, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1953 he moved to Palatka to work at Hudson Pulp and Paper in the Technical Department. He later became the chief chemist at Georgia Pacific and worked at the Palatka facility for 43 years. Ed was also a certified state water analyst. On his own time, he developed a preservation process for foliage which led to the establishment of his business, GarDel Natural Florals, Inc.
Ed was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, holding the positions of Sunday School Superintendent and Vestryman until 1976. In 1978, he founded, along with twelve others, All Saints' Anglican Church where he served as Senior Warden for 18 years. Ed founded the first Boy Scout troop at Rodeheaver Boy's Ranch in the '60s and served as Scout Master. He also helped support and develop local youth as a coach for baseball and basketball for many years. He was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club.
Ed is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Holden Garris of Palatka, who he met at UF. He is also survived by his four children; Walter Garris (Pam), Tom Garris, Greg Garris (Jane), Connie Trumble (Tom); ten grandchildren: Stephen Garris (Carol), Lauren Honerlaw (Jason), Derek Garris (Liz), Shelley Garris, Evan Garris (Cassie), Colin Trumble, Audrey Garris, Kaylee Trumble, Braden Garris, and Alec Garris; and three great-grandchildren: Eli Garris, Carleigh Garris, and Ryleigh Honerlaw.
Service will be held Saturday, May 18th at 2 PM, at All Saints' Anglican Church 1250 Hwy 19S, Palatka, FL and will be followed by a burial at Palatka Memorial Gardens. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the All Saints' parish hall for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the All Saints' Anglican Memorial Fund, PO Box 597 Palatka, FL 32178.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Ed’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 2:00pm
    All Saints Anglican Church
    Hwy 19
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Father Frank Bartlett
  • Interment

    Palatka Memorial Gardens
    4070 Silver Lake Drive
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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