For seventeen and a half years, he worked with the North Carolina Department of Corrections, before following the Lord's leading to preach the gospel in 1993. He graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with an Associate of Divinity degree in 1995. He served as pastor for several churches throughout North Carolina.
He was married to Lois Garrison until her death in 1987 and married Anna Jordan Garrison a year later. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Carol Capel and Mary Fairfield. He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Amy Graham; his son-in-law, Lon Graham; his grandchildren, Lainey, Sarah Grace, Abby, and Joey Graham; his sister-in-law, Kelly Jordan; his sisters Betty Gray, Barbara Hurst, and Jessie Garrison; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. His memory will be cherished by all who knew him, and we look forward to a blessed reunion with him in the presence of Jesus.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Raeford on Sunday, November 8 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be held at First Baptist Church in Raeford on Monday, November 9 at 2 p.m. The service will be conducted by Rev. Lon A. Graham and Rev. Thomas J. Lee. Interment will be at the Raeford Cemetery at 4:30. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Christian Academy of Raeford.