Garrison, Donald Bruce

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Donald Bruce Garrison, age 82, of Blacksburg, Virginia, peacefully joined the Lord on Friday, September 23, 2022. Bruce was born in Richmond, Virginia and placed into Foster Care Services. He was fostered just days after his birth by George and Myrtle Garrison and was officially adopted into their loving Christian home with two older sisters, Marian Garrison and Audrey Moss Nichols (all of whom preceded him in death).

Bruce graduated from the School of Pharmacy at Medical College of Virginia in 1962 and met the love of his life, Linda McNeer of Bluefield, Virginia, while working as a pharmacist in Virginia Beach that summer. They married in 1963, had two children, and moved to Bluefield where Bruce enjoyed a wonderful life with his family and friends, playing tennis, and working as a pharmacist and co-owner at New Graham Pharmacy for over 30 memorable years. During his time in Bluefield, Bruce was very active in the community and received awards such as “Best Pharmacist” and “Businessman of the Year”. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bluefield VA Rescue Squad, President of the Bluefield Virginia Business and Professional Association, and a member of the Board of Directors at the Bank of Tazewell County. In 2005 he retired and moved to Blacksburg where he and Linda could cheer on the Hokies locally. Bruce was a deacon and an elder at Graham Presbyterian Church in Bluefield and an active member at Blacksburg Christian Fellowship, where he cherished his time with “The Boys”, his beloved men’s group.

He will be dearly missed and is survived by his wife, Linda McNeer Garrison; children, David Garrison and Susan Garrison Scheper; son-in-law, J. Scott Scheper; grandchildren, J. Luke Scheper and Claire Scheper; sister-in-law, Marcia Elizabeth McNeer and Stuart McNeer Black.

Bruce was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Denton Garrison; father, George Garrison; sisters, Marian Garrison and Audrey Moss Nichols; mother and father-in-law, Anne and E.A. “Bus” McNeer; and brother-in-law, Thomas A. McNeer.

A memorial service will be held at Blacksburg Christian Fellowship on Wednesday, October 5 at 2:00pm, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Blacksburg Christian Fellowship, PO Box 813, Blacksburg, VA 24063 (