James Harrison

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  • "Turk was a man who filled the room--with his stature, his..."
    - Chloe Harriman
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Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com/obits The Augusta Chronicle-January 28, 2016 AIKEN, S.C. - James E. (Turk) Harrison passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 at his home in Aiken, South Carolina. He was born on December 7, 1926 in Old Hickory, Tennessee to Tennie and Red Harrison. He joined the US Navy in 1944 and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre aboard the aircraft carrier USS Boxer. He lived his life as he served, with honor and love of country. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and was honored in the MTSU Football Hall of Fame. In 1949, Turk married Flora Lee Doty and God blessed them with four daughters, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren. In 1952 the family moved to Aiken, SC where Turk continued his career with DuPont helping to build the Savannah River Plant. In addition to his parents James Arthur Harrison and Tennie Shelton Harrison, Mr. Harrison was preceded in death by his sisters Lucille Harrison Redden and Joyce Harrison Lewis; his grandson Joshua David Hauseman and his great granddaughter Macayla Grace Smoak. He is survived by his wife Flora Doty Harrison; Siblings, Arthur Ray Harrison (Marty), Wilma Harrison Riggins (Charlie), and Larry Cleveland Harrison (Patsy); Daughters, Dianne Harrison Hauseman (David), Lynn Harrison Beaumont (Mark), Barbara Harrison Smoak (Rodney), and Becky Harrison Lawson (Scott). The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave, SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234). View the complete obituary, visit www.georgefuneralhomes.com


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