Robert Walter Garrison

January 20, 1926 ‒ May 07, 2010

Ashley, Ohio

Robert “Bob” Walter Garrison, 84, of Ashley passed away Friday evening at the Arbors of Delaware. He was born January 20, 1926 in Ashley to Howard and Virginia (Bishop) Garrison. He lived most of his life in Ashley and graduated from Ashley High School, where he excelled in all types of sports. Following high school, he joined the United States Army and served his country during World War II. After the war, he attended Columbus Barber School and later owned and operated his own barber shop in Ashley for many years and even after retiring he continued to make house calls to many friends and former clients. His life was dedicated to sports and service, spending more than 25 years coaching and mentoring Little League. Besides his love of sports, he was a charter member and devoted 60 years of service to the Ashley American Legion Clyde Keltner Post where he held many offices. He also spent many years organizing and chairing the annual Ashley Corn Show. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Vicki Huffman of Westerville, Kathy (Denny) Piatt of Ashley and Connie (Cliff) Coy of Delaware; sister, Grace Hines of Ashley; 12 grandchildren, Shane (Haylee) Huffman, Shannon Huffman, and Tory McKelvey, all of Louisville, Kentucky, Buffy and Brock Piatt and Brandy Skeens, all of Ashley, Scott (Brenda) Skeens, Courtney Coy, Chaise Williamson, Breck (Megan) Williamson, and Blare Garrison, all of Delaware, and Levi Williamson of Chicago, Illinois; 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Rick Garrison, sister Betty Jean Garrison, and a nephew Craig Haubiel. The family will receive friends on Wednesday May 12th from 4 – 7 pm at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 307 E. High St., Ashley and where funeral services will be held on Thursday May 13th at 1:00 pm with Rev. Cindy Berkshire officiating and the Delaware County Veterans Association providing military honors. Burial will be at a later date in Ashley Union Cemetery. Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the donor’s choice of charity. To share a memory of Bob or to offer condolences to the family, please visit