Clinton Harrison

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Clinton Harrison of Wilkes-Barre passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Anderson, S.C., on April 15, 1938, he was the son of the late Fred and Louise West Harrison.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in Ulm, Germany.

Clinton was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Wilkes-Barre. He was an executive member of the Wilkes-Barre NAACP and past master of Golden Rule Lodge 15. He was an avid Eagles fan.

He was a member of Laborers Union 215 and worked at PP&L and Bechtel Corp., Berwick.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 37 years, the former Yolanda Merriwether; his sons, Clinton A. Harrison and wife, Stacy, Bear, Del.; Gregory D. Harrison, Philadelphia; Rory S. Harrison, Wilkes-Barre; Dwayne Harrison and wife, Lisa, Forty Fort; and Quentin Harris and wife, Tara, Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Deborah Harrison, Philadelphia; and Tamela Harrison, Clinton, Md.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Rebecca Powell, and brother, David Foster, both of Philadelphia; two nephews and one niece; a host of cousins; and his dog, Bella.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 48 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. James Breese of the First Baptist Church, Pittston, officiating.

Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home, 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 48 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.

Memorial donations may be made to Wilkes-Barre NAACP 2306, P.O. Box 2460, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, or Golden Rule Lodge 15, c/o JD Watson, 140 Hickory St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

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Published in Citizens' Voice from May 3 to May 7, 2014
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