Funeral services for Raymond Wesley Harrison, 86, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at New Hope Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Harrison died at 3:28 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2013, at his home.
He was born September 24, 1926, to Orville NewtonHarrison and Opal Agnes Harper Harrison at their home in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. Mr. Harrison was a veteran having served with the United States Navy in Guam during World War II. On August 19, 1950, he was married at Fort Worth, Texas, to Betty Colleen Hill. They soon moved to the San Diego, California area, and to their union, they were blessed with three children, Rodney Alan Harrison, who passed away from an illness at age four, Tyrus “Craig” Harrison and Teresa Lynn Townsend. Ray worked several jobs, but retired from San Diego Gas and Electric as a surveyor. He was a 32nd degree Mason and best of all he was a born again Christian, serving his Lord as a Deacon of Meridian Baptist Church of El Cajon, California, doing Mission work in Mexico; he later served at New Hope Baptist Church, after retiring to a hobby farm at Peace Valley, Missouri.
Ray was met at the pearly gates of heaven by his parents, his sisters, Betty and Patricia, his son Rodney and granddaughter Casey Lauren Harrison.
Waiting on the Lord is his wife, Betty, of their family home in Peace Valley; son Craig Harrison, wife, Janet, their children, Jacob Raymond, wife, Shayla, their sons, Kael Judah, Tripp Joseph, their daughter, Amanda Beth, husband, Derek Richardson, children Reece Andrew Lewin, Aurora Elise Lewin and Kennedy Elizabeth Richardson; Ray’s daughter Teri, husband, Daniel Townsend, their children, Courtney Amber Lester, husband, Matt, their children, Madison Avery, Brodie Gavin and Chloe Brinn, sons Kyle Wesley Townsend and Cody Tyler Townsend and future bride, Stacy; and Ray’s brother Wayne Harrison, wife Joyce; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Society or New Hope Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.