This appeared in the July
2, 2008 Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Nolan Bud Joseph Garrison, 85, of Las Vegas, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008. He was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Port Arthur, Texas, and was a 46 year resident of Las Vegas. He joined the U.S. Navy just after his 16th birthday. Serving aboard the USS Hull, he survived the attacks on Pearl Harbor. In 1962, a veteran of the Navy, Bud moved, with his wife and son, to Las Vegas and became an electrician. He joined and faithfully served the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) for over 25 years. To Bud, family came first. The words "dedicated" and "loyal" best describe Bud throughout his 85 years. Luckily for Bud, his first priority, family, did not conflict with his lifelong passion for baseball. As a player, a coach, or a fan, Bud proudly and openly displayed his love of the game. He coached well into his seventies and was a fixture on the field and in the stands for both his son, Gary's and his grandson, Gregory's games and practices. He is survived by Cora Elizabeth, a woman who, for the past 61 years, he happily called his wife; his son, Gary Wayne; his sister, Audrey; his grandson, Gregory Joseph; and his daughter-in-law, Sheila Anne. Bud is also survived by his extended family of Las Vegas; and his many friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army of America.
W. Ross Yates