Pastor Jeffrey Scott Garrison, 57, of London, Ohio, formerly of Connersville, went to the arms of the Savior, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Hospice Care of Columbus, Ohio following an extended illness.

Jeffrey was born in Connersville on September 28, 1963, one of four children of Raymond and Freda Spivey Garrison. He was a 1982 graduate of Temple Christian School and received his Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries from Baptist University of America in Decatur, Georgia in 1986.

On June 16, 1984, he married his high school sweetheart, Traci Elaine Reynolds, at Connersville Baptist Temple. Mrs. Garrison survives.

Together, Jeffrey and Traci entered ministry. He was a youth and associate pastor for a number of churches before surrendering to the mission field in 1998, where he and Traci were called to serve in the Dominican Republic. Together they planted churches there for 17 years.

Due to medical issues, he returned to the United States and was currently the pastor of London Baptist Church in London, Ohio.

In his leisure, he enjoyed restoring his classic cars and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Traci Garrison; two children, Joshua S. Garrison of Dayton, Ohio and Elisabeth H. (Jacob) Howard of Zanesville, Ohio; two granddaughters, Serenity Howard and Kaylie Howard; his father, Raymond Garrison of Connersville; two brothers, Kenny (Tina) Garrison of Connersville and Terry Garrison of Oxford, Ohio; his mother and father-in-law, Robert and Dianne Reynolds of Connersville, his brother-in-law, Bob (Pam) Reynolds of Connersville, his sister-in-law, Andrea (Bill) Miller of Indianapolis; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Freda Garrison, and a brother, Michael Garrison.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2021 at Connersville Baptist Temple with Dr. Randall Collins officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Memorial contributions may be made to Missionary Alexis Givans through Baptist International Missions Incorporated.

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