Anderson County officials say T. Ed Garrison died of natural causes at his home in Pendleton Sunday afternoon. He was 91. Garrison served in the South Carolina Legislature more than 30 years.
Clemson University’s vice chairman of the board of trustees and chairman of the agriculture and natural resources committee, Bob Peeler, issued this statement Sunday night:
“The Clemson family is saddened to learn of the passing of one of our own, 1942 alumnus and former Senator T.Ed Garrison, a recipient of the Distinguished Service Alumni Award, and a friend to the university, his community, the State of South Carolina and the agriculture industry. He had a long life of service, and we are forever grateful for his many contributions, which enhanced the quality of life for all South Carolinians. We will hold him and his family, many of whom are also Clemson alumni, in our hearts and memory in the days ahead. He will always be a special part of Clemson’s history.”