Danny Ray Garrison

December 25, 1954 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 65)


Danny Ray Garrison, 65, of Lewisport, went home to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 while at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born in Oak Ridge, TN on December 25, 1954 to the late Ivan and Ozella Pemberton Garrison.  Danny was a riverboat captain for Ingram Barge Company for 20 years and served as a captain for another company for another 25 years.  He retired from Ingram Barge company in May of 2019.  Danny was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church and loved playing his bass guitar in the praise band.  Danny was a Sunday School Teacher, loved preaching the gospel and loved his Lord.

Danny loved spending time with his family, especially family get togethers and holidays.  He also had a love for playing golf.  Danny had a heart of gold and would lend a hand to anyone in need.  He was an amazing husband, father, papaw, brother and uncle.  Danny enjoyed the outdoors and was always looking for something to fix or mowing the yard for the third time in a week.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Crystal Garrison Smith; Brother in Law, David Terrell; sister in law, Rita Garrison and step-father, Bill Hines.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Denise Wells Garrison; sons, Chris Garrison, Shane (Jennifer) Garrison, Ryan (Brandy) Williamson; daughters, Kelly (Keith) Cambron and Rhonda (Steve) Winiger; grandchildren, Haley & Connar Smith, Isaac & Ethan Garrison, Dalten, Landen, Camden & Jacen Garrison, Kylee & Emma Cambron, Jessica & Jamie VanWinkle; great grandchildren, Gracelyn “Little One” Daugherty and Aubrey VanWinkle; siblings, Lucy Terrell, Ernie Garrison and Melissa (Rick) Flint along with several nieces and nephews.

 In compliance with health and public safety directives, the funeral arrangements for Mr. Garrison will be private. Burial will be in Lewisport Cemetery.  The family request all donations be made to Lewisport Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Danny Garrison.  Online condolences may be left for Danny’s family at

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