NEWPORT NEWS - James "J.R." Harrison, 69, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at home.
He was a native of Tennessee, and had been a resident of Newport News for 56 years. J.R. retired from the Newport News Shipyard from the Steel Fabrication Department, after 30 years of service. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. He was a man who loved his family very much. He especially loved being a 'Grandpa' to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his daughters, Debi Vazquez and husband, Ted, Teresa Womble and husband, Ronnie; parents, Raymond and Maggie Harrison; sister, Alpha Paul and husband, Cecil, all of Newport News; grandchildren, Crystal, Christopher, Jimmy, Emily, Samantha, Greg, and Sheri; 11 great-grandchildren; niece, Deanna; and nephew, Cecil.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the funeral home, with a burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Arrangements in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.