John Harrison Jr.

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John Ragland Harrison, Jr. died on November 18, 2012 at the age of 50 years. Born on August 31, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas, he was joyously welcomed by his parents, Frances Bates Harrison and John Harrison. John was a mischievous, creative soul who spent his youth outdoors collecting snakes and instigating grand adventures with his friends. A brilliant student, he graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1980 and the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity where he met many of his lifelong friends and developed a lifelong passion for the Longhorns. There he also met the love of his life and wife, Karen Squibb Harrison. He went on to St. Mary's School of Law in 1987 where he was Editor of the Law Review. He practiced law in San Antonio for over 20 years and was an active leader of Boy Scouts Troop 809 as well as a member of the German Club, Order of the Alamo, San Antonio Country Club, and Town Club. Karen and John were blessed with their two children, Evan Elizabeth and Graham. He loved the outdoors, especially his family ranch on the Medina River and spent many happy days hunting and fishing there and around Texas and the world. A true renaissance man, his many talents included furniture and cabinet making, welding art as well as barbeque pits, and cooking, approaching each with his unique vision and artistry. In addition to his wife, children and parents, he is survived by his sisters, Elisabeth "Lisa" Hanson and Emily Harrison Liljenwall and their husbands, Erik and Ted, and by his sister in law Claire Curtin and her husband, John, and seven nieces and nephews.
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Honorary pallbearers are lifelong friends Kenneth Hoffman, Jeb Bashaw, Robert Danes, Mark DeWalch, Clay Jackson, Michael Kiolbassa, and Steve Thomas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a scholarship fund for Graham and Evan c/o Lisa Hanson, Trustee 257 Geneseo, San Antonio, Texas 78209 or to Alamo Area Boy Scouts.
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Published in Express-News on Nov. 19, 2012
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