Eddie Lawerence Harrison of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Eddie was born March 22, 1941 in Fort Worth, Texas to George Wilbur Harrison and Ina Mae (Buckner) Harrison. He was 77 years, 8 months and 23 days old.
Eddie graduated from Waldron High School and attended college at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. After graduating from college, he began his teaching career at Waldron High School in the Science department where he taught for 53 years. He sponsored the Beta Club for all his teaching career. He even served as the state Beta Club sponsor. He supported the athletic department by keeping the gate at the football, basketball and softball games. He loved teaching and always supported Waldron High School. He loved it so much that when he retired after teaching 53 years, he became a school board member.
Eddie was a member of First Baptist Church at Waldron. He was very active in the church. He served as a deacon and was a Gideon. He was involved in many ministries of the church, which are too many to mention. He was the Vacation Bible School director for many years. He was very involved with the youth and taught classes, took them on many mission trips, church camps and worked with AWANA. He touched many people’s lives and will be greatly missed. Eddie loved to travel and went on many tours. The most important thing about his life was that he loved his Lord and Savior and wanted others to get to know Him too.
Eddie is survived by one sister, Zondra Harrison Ramey and husband James of Mountain View Arkansas and one brother George Harrison and wife Janey of Scranton Arkansas. He is also survived by two nieces: Lea Ann (Ramey) Farmer and husband David of Arley, Alabama and Marsha (Harrison) Ross and husband BJ of Charleston, Arkansas. He is also survived by four nephews: John Ramey and wife Beth of North Port, Alabama, Brad Harrison and wife Athena of Scranton, Arkansas, Chris Harrison of Scranton, Arkansas and Allen Harrison and wife Allie of Charleston, Arkansas. Eddie is survived by twelve great nieces and nephews and many other family members and friends.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, George Wilbur and Ina Mae Harrison.
Eddie’s life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Dr. Ken Overturf officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Eddie’s pallbearers will be Mitch Crotts, Chris Lipham, Ken Landon, Steve Ewing, Daniel Fielding and Rick Jeffrey. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church.
Eddie’s visitation will be Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
You may leave words of comfort and remembrance for Eddie’s family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com.