Michael J. “Mike” Garrison, 35, Hays, died Friday, May 20, 2016, in Costa Rica.
He was born Jan. 2, 1981, in Ness City to Bob and Denise (Hoss) Garrison. He was a 1999 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and attended Fort Hays State University.
He married Melisa Obholz on Sept. 24, 2011, in Hays. For many years, he worked in various capacities in the oilfield, leaving in 2015 as a logging engineer and recently he was a truck driver for Wiseman Farms.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
He enjoyed playing softball, NASCAR, family time and spending time with his children, and was an avid Kansas City Royals baseball fan.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Payton, Dawson, and Brennon Garrison, all of Hays; two daughters, Maci and Makayla Garrison, both of Hays, his mother, Denise Garrison and fiancé, Jerol DeBoer, Hays; a sister, Krista Dechant and husband, Jason, Hays; his grandparents, Darrell and Marvalee Garrison, Ness City; his father and mother-in-law, Joe and Barbara Obholz, Hays; a brother-in-law, Joe Obholz Jr., Overland Park; three sisters-in-law; Tammy Slater and husband, Clint, Overland Park, Amy Becker and husband, Brett, and Susie Obholz and fiancé, Trevor Engel, all of Hays; his Godson, Braxton Fritzler, Hays; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Garrison in 2003; and his grandparents, Bernard Hoss, Dorothy Hoss, and Tena Hoss.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.
A vigil/rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to his children’s education fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com