Walter Harrison, Jr. obituary
Walter Cecil Harrison, Jr., 80, of New Albany, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at his residence with his family present.
He was born July 6, 1931 in Union County, MS to Walter Cecil Harrison, Sr. and Martha Parks Harrison. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Joining the family business in 1955, he was the owner of Harrison Motor Company, which was in business from 1928 to 2005.
His hobbies included woodworking, oil painting and stained-glass. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of Order of the Arrow, a Silver Beaver Award recipient and a past Scout Master for Troop 17. He led a group of area scouts to Philmont in the late ‘50’s.
He was a past member of the City Zoning Board of New Albany and was active in the Red Cross. He was a 57 year member of the Rotary Club, having served as past president and recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of New Albany, where he had served as Sunday School Superintendent, a Sunday School teacher and on numerous boards.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in New Albany with Rev. Barry Male officiating. Interment will be in New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mary “Libby” Morgan Harrison; a daughter, Mary Morgan Little (Timmy) and a son, Walter Cecil “Walt” Harrison, III (Ray Ann), all of New Albany; one brother, Newt Parks Harrison (Mary Lene) of Jackson, MS; five grandchildren: Walter Cecil Harrison, IV (Sonny), Alexander “Alex” Ryan Harrison , Kylie Claire Harrison, Morgan Elizabeth Little and Mary Spencer Little, all of New Albany.
Pallbearers will be Bill Smallwood, III, Spencer Holmes, Bill Parks, Tom Wiseman, Mark Pannell and Geoffrey King. Honorary pallbearers will be W.C. Smallwood, Jr., David Holmes, Joe Dillard, Robert Ladner, Wayne West, Bobby Thompson, Butch Gray and Billy Young.
Donations may be made in his memory to Boy Scouts of America – Yocona Area Council, 505 Air Park Rd., Tupelo MS, to Sanctuary Home Hospice in Tupelo or to First United Methodist Church of New Albany.
Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church and also from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday.
In honor of Mr. Harrison’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army flag during his visitation and service.
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