October 13, 2020, 80
Retired U.S.A.F SMSGT Clarence Wesley “Harry” Harrison went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
Harry was born in Winnsboro, South Carolina on August 16, 1940 to the late Richard and Kattie Goins Harrison. He lived his dream proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force. Harry will always be remembered for his incredible intelligence, his wonderful sense of humor and his patriotism. He protected his country and her allies on multiple deployments. Harry’s valor and skill was recognized with numerous decorations. He retired on December 31, 1982 after 20 years of distinguished service.
Following his military career, Harry went to work with the United States Postal Service and retired after 15 years of service.
Harry was a devout Catholic who attended the Seymour Johnson AFB Chapel for many years and most recently, a member of St. Eugene’s Catholic Church in Wendell.
A service to celebrate Harry’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. A private interment for the family will be on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the Eastern Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery in Goldsboro with full military honors.
Harry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Edna Holmes Harrison; his son Leonard Paul Harrison and wife Charumon of Colorado Springs, CO, daughters; Lisa Patrice Blevins and husband Darryl of Knightdale, LaJune Pamela Harrison of Raleigh, and Leslie Pervena Harrison of Greensboro, grandchildren; Andrew Wesley Blevins, Ayanna Noni Mills, Paul David Harrison, Wesley Franklin Gainey, and Anthtae Denard Taggart, great-grandchildren; Aaliyah Giselle Blevins, Arielle Grace Blevins, and Aiden Denzel Taggart. He is also survived by his brothers, Charles Edward Harrison of Winnsboro, SC, George Louis Harrison of Charlotte, Douglas Mack Harrison of Rock Hill, SC, and Bobby Calvin Harrison of Winnsboro, SC and several nieces and nephews he loved very much.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in memory of Clarence to St. Eugene’s Catholic Church, 609 Lions Club Road, Wendell, NC 27591 or Catholic Charities Diocese of Raleigh 7200 Stonehenge Dr., Raleigh, NC 27613.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.