James William Harrison Williamston James W. Harrison, a proud veteran, steps down after a long fight with Agent Orange. James was born 16 August 1946 in Lansing, Michigan. He attended Walter French Jr. High and Eastern High School. He played tuba in band and orchestra. Jim joined the US Army in 1966. He served tours of duty in both Germany and the Republic of Viet Nam. Jim was honorably discharged in 1969. Jim married Bonita Lynn Bennehoff on 30 May 1968 until her death 5 October 1983. Jim married Sharon Brunger on 18 August 1984. He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Harrison and Wilma E. Harrison, both of Lansing, MI., and wife Bonnie Harrison of Frankfort, MI. Jim is survived by, wife Sharon Harrison of Williamston MI., sister, Cheryl E. (Gary) Canfield of Orient OH., children, Tammy L. Harrison of Parsons, W.V., James P. (Julie) Harrison of Rives Junction, MI., Mark M. (Cristy) Brunger of Muskegon, MI., Sarah A. (Paul) Gorsline of Bossier City, LA. Grandchildren, Jessica Deering (Jerome), Brent (Betsy) Waldofsky, T.J. (Bella) Waldofsky, James M and Cheryl L. Dickinson, Dalton J. Harrison, Reese Brunger, Isaiah T., Gabriel I,. and Emma Grace T. Gorsline, Great grandchildren, Trey and Gabrielle Waldofsky and Claire Peek. Jim enjoyed bowling, traveling, family time and attending local fairs. He attended West Locke Wesleyan Church of Williamston, and was a member of the Mason VFW and the American Legion. He was employed by General Motors from 1969-1999. The funeral service will be held Saturday November 9, 2013 at 12:00pm, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 205 E. Middle St. Williamston. The family will be receiving friends Friday November 8, 2013 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to; West Locke Wesleyan Church, 2652 Haslett Road, Williamston, MI 48895. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel ~ Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.grwilliamston.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 8, 2013