Clinton Harrison of Wilkes-Barre passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
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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.
Send condolences at www.TributesofLife.com.
Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral and Cremation Services, INC.
465 Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Published in Citizens' Voice from May 3 to May 7, 2014