Born: November 12, 1931 - Deceased: December 28, 2019
Rev. Wendell Garrison, 88, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, November 12, 1931, in Zion, IL, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at his residence in Swansea, IL.
Rev. Garrison served as a pastor for over 50 years retiring from Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, IL. He graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School, Mt. Vernon, IL. After serving in the United States Army he went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL and received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. Rev. Garrison was a past president for the Illinois Baptist State Association in Springfield, IL. He also served on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee in Nashville, TN and as a trustee at Judson University in Elgin, IL. Rev. Garrison authored several devotional books which reflected his faith in Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Winstanley Baptist Church or the charity of choice.
Visitation: Visitation is from 3:00-7:00 pm, Thursday, January 2, 2020 and from 9:30-10:30 am, Friday, January 3, 2020 at Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, January 3, 2020 at Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, IL with Dr. Timothy Gibson and Dr. Ernest Standerfer officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.
To the Garrison family, So sorry for your loss. Yet we know there is much rejoicing in Heaven at Wendell’s homecoming. It has been a few years that he and I had the privilege of speaking on the phone for a while, we talked about the youth revival that he had directed at the fair grounds in Fairfield, Il., our school days at Wayne City, and my dad, Minor Butler , as he had pastored at Keenes Baptist Church after Wendell was pastor there. We had not talked for over 50 years at that time. Wendell was such an encourager as our youth leader. We will always be so thankful God let our paths cross. May you know your family is in our prayers for peace and contentment knowing we will all meet again. Loved Wendell and Margaret so much. Orlena Butler Tindall, 114 N Chaney Dr., Belle Rive, IL.