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William Smith "Bill" Harrison


1932 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
William Smith "Bill" Harrison Obituary
William Smith "Bill" Harrison, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Alamogordo. He was born Thursday, Aug. 25, 1932, in Claremont, Va., to Robert A. and Elsie S. (Rinker) Harrison.
Mr. Harrison was raised in the Masonic Home in Richmond, Va. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1951 and retired in April 1971. He then worked as the assistant to the mayor for the city of West Miami, Fla. He served in the temporary reserves until August 1980 after 30 years of service. He then worked for Airpol Inc. in pollution control for the oil fields in Bakersfield, Calif., from 1981 to 1997.
In 1965, he married Adeline Harrison, the love of his life. They were married for more than 40 years. He served his country and took care of his family with honor and love. Bill will be greatly missed by all his family and friends who love him so much. He was an active part of all of our lives. This is not goodbye – just see you later.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline Harrison; his parents Robert A. and Elsie Harrison; and his sister Alice Lee Harrison.
He is survived by his son Arty Condito and his wife, Sara, of Alamogordo; daughters Roxanne Lane and her husband, Maurice, of Alamogordo, and Simone Sergy and her husband, Sam, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; brother Robert A. Harrison, of Charlottesville, Va.; sister Ella Mae Harrison, of Albuquerque; grandchildren Eric Condito, Joshua Condito and his wife, Carolina, all of Alamogordo, Kimberly Cline and her husband, Tyson, of Ventura Beach, Calif., Adam Montorio, of San Antonio, Texas, and Tamera Sergy, of Ormond Beach; nieces Chandra Manning and Robin Gomez, of Albuquerque; nephews Mark Harrison, of Seattle, and Michael Harrison, of Belen; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews too many to name.
A memorial celebration of William Harrison's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Elks Lodge, 2290 Hamilton Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310.
In lieu of flowers, volunteer or make a donation to your nearest veterans medical center or hospital.
The Harrison family has entrusted their loved one to the care of PCS. Direct cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 1 to May 4, 2012
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