Mr. Hershel A. Harrison Jr. age 81, of Salem, passed away Thursday, September 9 at his home.
Mr. Harrison was born March 9, 1940 in Boyle, Mississippi the son of Hershel A. and Lillie Mae Aycock Harrison. He was a United States Navy Veteran, serving his country from June 1960 to June 1964. Hershel was a member of Salem Assembly of God where he served as Board Member for over 20 years, Worship Leader and Member, and with the Veterans Ministries. He worked as a Leader for Dare to Care Salem Distribution for 10 years. He ran the #1 Wrecker at the Salem Speedway for 25 years.
Hershel is survived by his wife: Anna Harrison, three sons: Brandon Harrison (Lindsay), and Geoffrey Harrison both of Salem, and Brian Harrison (Chandra) of Scottsburg, a daughter: Kathy Mason of Chuluota, FL, two step-sons: Tony Romano of Spokane, WA, and Richard Romano II (Janice) of Beaverton, OR, a son by choice: Danny Adkins (Sarah) of Springfield, MO, a step-daughter: Crystal McCracken (Kent) of Spokane, WA, a sister: Jeanette Dottley (Bob) of Olive Branch, MS, 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandsons, and multiple nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his first wife: Patricia L. Harrison, a daughter: Sandy Harrison, and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 6PM and Monday from 9AM-until time of service at the funeral home.
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