Roy E. Garrison, who founded R.E. Garrison Trucking (No. 186 on the CCJ Top 250) in 1958, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the age of 96.

The company announced Mr. Garrison’s passing on its Facebook page, saying he founded the Vinemont, Alabama company “… on the principles of hard work, honesty, and fair play. He led the company with great success, forging such strong relationships with customers and drivers that when Wyles Griffith and Donovon Lovell purchased the company in 1996, they kept the company name the same as it had been since Mr. Garrison put signs on his first truck, some 30 years