Cullman Business Pillar Roy E. Garrison Passes

Cullman Business Pillar Roy E. Garrison Passes

Cullman Business Pillar Roy E. Garrison Passes

R.E. Garrison Trucking announced the death of the campany’s founder today, Roy E. Garrison.

Mr. Garrison lived a long, full life to the age of 96.

According to the company, Roy E. Garrison founded R.E. Garrison Trucking in 1958 based on the principles of hard work, honesty, and fair play.

Garrison led the company with great success, forging such strong relationships with customers and drivers. That high level of goodwill was honored by Wyles Griffith and Donovon Lovell who purchased the company in 1996. They kept the company name the same as it had been since Mr. Garrison put signs on his first truck, some 30 years earlier.

Wyles and Donovon paid tribute to Roy Garrison today by saying:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend, Roy Garrison. He exemplified the true entrepreneurial spirit. He was a visionary in the trucking industry, and used hard work and dedication to succeed. Roy Garrison was incredibly proud of the company that bears his name and was always reminding us to put the drivers first and treat people right”.

Roy E. Garrison was a loving husband and father, and one of the last living veterans of the greatest generation, fighting in World War II bravely from November of 1942 to December of 1945, under the inspiring leadership of General George S. Patton.

The employees and drivers of R.E. Garrison Trucking expressed their sympathies to his family, saying:

“We will be forever grateful for the legacy he has left us all.”

 

Cullman Business Pillar Roy E. Garrison Passes

photo of Mr. Garrison by R.E. Garrison Trucking

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