Glenn Alan Garrison DDS of Sweeny, Texas was born on Jan. 4, 1962 in Port Arthur, Texas and died of cancer on Dec. 15, 2017. Glenn graduated from Pearland High School and received a BS in Biology from the Uni-versity of Houston. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Texas Dental School in Houston and founded Westside Dental Center in Pearland, Texas in 1990.
Glenn was preceded in death by his father, Rich-ard Lee Garrison. He is survived by his mother Billie Sue Garrison, his brother John M. Garrison, and by his four boys: Michael Nathan Venable, Sean Tyler Venable, Rich-ard Ian Garrison, and Eric Mohit Garrison.
A life-long learner as well as an educator, Glenn was a Fellow of the Amer-ican General Dentistry Society, member of the Seattle Dental Study Club, and a member of the Longhorn Dental Study Club. He served as School Board President of Pear-land ISD and later as School Board President of Sweeny ISD. He was the 2011 Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Regional Advocate of the Year.
He cared so much about our youth and their future. In addition to his tireless advocacy for education, he was a member of the Bra-zoria County Groundwater Conservation District, which works to maintain the quality and availability of Brazoria County’s groundwater resources for future generations. And he was a volunteer and donor to the Boy Scouts of America as well as the local school band and other causes.
He was a beloved Sun-day School teacher, devoted son, loving father, caring brother, and an amazing friend and inspiration to so many. His many other interests included Longhorn football, hunting, traveling, military history, and political musings. He will be sorely missed.
There will be a celebration of his life on Thursday night, Dec. 21, 2017 at the Family Life Center of Epi-phany Lutheran Church at 5515 Broadway St, Pear-land, TX 77581. This is right behind his practice at Westside Dental Center.
Doors open at 6:00pm for barbecue catered by Central Texas Style BBQ. Come and mingle amongst family and friends. Begin-ning at 7:00pm, we will have some songs and readings, and there will be an opportunity for guests to say a few words or tell a story about Glenn. We know there will be many! So bring your appetite and your memories of Glenn to share.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pearland Independent School District: 281-485-3203 or the Sweeny Inde-pendent School District: 979-491-8000.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.