Robert Brent Harrison
1938 - 2020
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Robert Brent Harrison

Madison - On Sunday, September 6th, Dr. Robert Brent Harrison, sadly missed by four sons and ten much-loved grandchildren, passed away at the age of 82 at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

Dr. Harrison (or 'The Chief' as he was known by friends and family) was born on March 17th, 1938 in Greer, SC to Claudo and Janie Harrison. He received his medical degree from Duke University in Durham, NC in 1963 and later served his country, where he held the rank of lieutenant commander in the US Navy before continuing his medical training in Radiology. Dr. Harrison married Mary Susan Stretch on June 9th, 1962, and together they raised four sons: Sean, Scott, Travis, and Matthew. They were married for 55 years before she sadly passed away three years ago.

Among his numerous lifetime achievements, he was particularly proud of his induction to the Sovereign Orthodox Order of the Knights Hospitaller of Saint John of Jerusalem in St. Petersberg, Russia. With consistent joy and dedication, Dr. Harrison also served as professor and chairman of the department of Radiology at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Alongside this long and distinguished career, Dr. Harrison's pleasures in life included his family, his house on Lake Caroline, the Stock Market, and the radio opinions of Rush Limbaugh - to name a few. Through his leadership and tutelage, he influenced countless people over the course of his lifetime, building lasting friendships in the process. He was able to see the potential in people and believed in providing them with opportunities and support. This generosity was far-reaching, and Dr. Harrison will always be known for his reassuring perspectives, sharp wit, and great smile. He will be sincerely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Under the Merry Heart Personal Care and Sitting LLC, he has received exceptional care, and for that we are most grateful.

In accordance with current guidelines, a memorial service for Dr. Harrison will be postponed until further notice.

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Published in Clarion Ledger from Sep. 8 to Sep. 9, 2020.
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September 10, 2020
My deepest sympathy for his family. Dr. Harrison was a great Physician teacher and I feel privileged to have known him and benefited from his knowledge and experience. Mississippi has lost a great Physician and friend to many.
J. Scott Harrison
September 9, 2020
Dr Harrison was a wonderful man. I remember how great he was to a beginning xray student and as a brand new tech. His kindness will never be forgotten.
Karen Mullins Nolan
September 9, 2020
It was an honor to serve the community with the Chief and watch him through the years. I very much liked his managerial techniques and loved working with him.
Jay Hutchison
September 9, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Harrison. He was a great mentor and friend to the staff who worked with him. He will be missed.
Terry Cummins
September 9, 2020
Dr. Harrison was a wonderful person, his name popped up in our house very often. He is the reason I am here in US ... we will truly miss you . Rest in Piece Dr. Harrison
Aleksandra “Sasha” Clarke -Larabee
September 8, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Chief I will always cherish the sweet memories that we shared.
Yolanda Ward
September 8, 2020
Dr. Harrison was a great man, boss, and teacher to so many throughout the years. He will surely be missed by so many. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
Jason Wilson
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