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William Dunford Harrison, 93, died peacefully on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Trinity Glen Rehab Center in Winston Salem. He was born in Old Trap, on July 15, 1920, to the late Addie D. and William M. Harrison.
Growing up in Camden County, he graduated Valedictorian from Shiloh High School Class of 1938. He started attending college and on April 11, 1944, answered his country's call to service in the United States Army. He served in both the European Theater as well as the Occupational Forces of Japan before his honorable discharge on May 2, 1946. He continued his education and graduated from Bowling Green University in Kentucky. In 1949, he began his career with the Internal Revenue Service in Elizabeth City and retired from the IRS Field Office in Charlotte in 1985. After retirement from the IRS, he obtained his CPA license and then moved to Elizabeth City where he worked in that capacity until 2012.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City. He also served as a Mason with the Sudan Shrine Club and with the Lions Club. With his accounting background, he served as a treasurer for both organizations.
Survivors include five children, Janice Johnson of Concord, Jacqueline "Jackie" (husband, Steve) Nicholson of Demorest, Ga.; Joanne (husband, Floyd) Walker of Charlotte, William "Bill" Harrison (special friend, Carolyn Wallace) of Charlotte and Donald "Don" (wife, Marty) Harrison of Lexington; three grandchildren, Jeffery Harrison of Columbia, S.C., Christopher Ghent of Rock Hill, S.C., and Chase Shaw of Rock Hill, S.C. He is further survived by one great-grandchild, Miranda Ghent; and numerous other family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Forbes Harrison; second wife, Reba Morgan Harrison; a brother, John D. Harrison; and a sister, Janie Pommerening.
For the special loving care of their father, the family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Currituck House, Moyock, Mallard Ridge Assisted Living in Clemmons, and Trinity Glen Rehab Center in Winston-Salem.
William's family has given the family of Lowe-Neddo Funeral Home the privilege of serving them. For further details and to share memories and photos, please visit William's personal online memorial at www.LoweNeddoFuneralHome.com , visit in person at 4715 Margaret Wallace Rd., Matthews, or call 704-545-3553.
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Published in The Daily Advance on Apr. 24, 2014