Gary Taylor Garrison

Gary Taylor Garrison, born March 12, 1942 in Houston, Texas, peacefully passed from this life May 2nd, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.  Gary was a successful entrepreneur in numerous business adventures including Hi-Lo Auto Supply, The Detail Co. and Total Travel, and Western Advertising Co.  Gary’s love of the outdoors had him hunting and fishing anytime and anywhere he could.  He was a devoted member of the Houston Live Stock Show & Rodeo for more than half his life.  He started as a volunteer for the Corral Club Committee, and through his lifelong commitment to HLSR rose up to Vice President.  He was also a member of the Valley Lodge Trail Ride serving as trail boss for a term.  Gary was proceeded in death by his parents and siblings.

Gary leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Carolyn; son Gary Garrison and wife Nicole; daughter Susan DeCuyper and husband Mike; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Family is holding private services.


  1. Soooo sorry to hear about Gary!!! We were part of the Hilo organization!

    Mike & Susan Cashman
    • Loved Gary .he was one of my maverick Mothers. Met him in late 59 H&H Music first Houston Branch store was in Bellaire on Spruce st. Next door to “ Charlie’s HiLo Auto Supply” he cut a hole in the Bathroom wall and watch me teaching guitar. He had stories to tell.

      Charlie Cash
  2. Garry was my friend and partner with hi lo auto supply

    michael cashman
  3. Carolyn – We are saddened by the news about Gary and want you to know that we’re thinking of you. We had a lot of good times together. All the best to you and your family. Jim and Lela

    Jim Windham
    • Jeanette, Vanessa, and I Robert Frost were so sorry to hear about Gary’s death. He was one of the earliest members of the Tejas vaqueros, Carolyn, as well as the Valley Lodge trail ride association. We have many fond memories of you and your family.

      Robert frost
  4. Carolyn:

    Judy and I are really sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. We have wonderful memories of those special years when we were Vice-Presidents and wives together for HLSR from 1988-1990. We are thinking about you and your family.

    John O. & Judy Smith

    John O. Smith
    • Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about Gary. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

      Jack A. Lyons

      Jack Allen Lyons
  5. Carolyn, so sorry he was a fine man, if you need me in any way call anytime I’ll be there, love you Julie Bray

    Julie Bray
  6. So sorry! what a great man! loved him!

    kristi gilliam
    • Carolyn, so sorry! My prayers are with you and your family!

      Much Love,
      Kathleen and Steve Brast

      Kathleen Brast
  7. Carolyn,
    Dana and I are sorry to hear about Gary
    Jerry Hickman

    Jerry Hickman
  8. Prayers to all Gary’s family in their moments of grief. He, along with Charlie Fischer and Mike Cashman gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I am forever grateful to Gary and these men. RIP

    Bert Bentley
  9. So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Sending prayers for Carolyn and thier family.

    Kelly O'Shieles
  10. Carolyn, so sorry for hearing about Gary. Will always remember the fun times we once had at Rodeo . My Deepest Sympathy to you and your Family. 🙏🙏🙏

    Patricia Burt
  11. Carolyn, Elaine and I are sorry to know that Gary has passed away. Please accept our sympathy. Many blessings to you and your family.

    Don and Elaine Buckalew
  12. Carolyn an Gary Wayne, Sandra an I are so sorry to hear about Gary passing away! He was truly a deaf friend an will be missed very much! Please call if we can do anything for you’ll! Sincerely, Bob & Sandra Secrest

    Bob Secrest
  13. Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about Gary. I’m here if you need me.

    Mary Lou Devine
  14. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family 🙏. May God Bless you in your time of grief. May Gary REST IN PEACE,.

    Cookie Michael
  15. Aunt Carolyn, I am sorry to hear about Uncle Gary. You, Susan, and Gary Wayne are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Uncle Gary.

    Curtis O'Brien
  16. We started at Lamar High School. Gary, RIP.

    Wayne Lee McLemore
  17. Carolyn warm thoughts and sympathy are with you. May all of your precious moments with Gary help to comfort you at this time. There are no words of comfort that I can say to you except I am so sorry of Gary’s passing I have such good memories of you and Gary. Warm thoughts Debbie Dunn

    Debbie Dunn
  18. Carolyn,
    My Heart goes out to you and the Family.
    I lost a Great Friend and a Mentor in Gary…We had some Times i will Remember
    forever with him..Love Yall and Sorry for the Loss..

    Kenneth New

    Kenneth New
  19. Carolyn, I will always cherish my days in Mexivo with Gary, Freeman and Bill. Good times with good friends.

    Tommy Thomas
  20. Carolyn, I wish you and your family the best during this hard time. Gary and I had many great years on the ride and I consider Gary one of my best friends. Best Aime Anthony Real

    Aime A Real

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