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James Allen Jim Harrison I, 79, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Jim worked for 39 years at Louisville Gas & Electric until his retirement. He also enjoyed working as a greeter at Walmart in Clarksville for over 8 years. Jim held the office of Priest at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a 50 year member of the DePauw Masonic Lodge #338 F&AM; in New Albany. He toured across the United States as a member of the Baillie Players Theatrical Company with his wife and daughter, which combined two of his favorite things: meeting new people and spending quality time with his family.
Jim was born on December 29, 1937 to the late Leo B. & Jesse (Byrnes) Harrison. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his children, James Jamie Harrison II and Phlanda Bramlett; siblings, Merle Harrison, Evelyn Dillman, Tom Harrison and Larry Harrison.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Charlene (Fulks) Harrison; daughter, Jennifer Harrison McDonough (Tom); daughter in law, Jennifer Cash; sister, Beverly Vannier (Dr. Frank); and grandson, Chance Stephens.
A Memorial Gathering will be from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, Indiana). His Memorial Service will follow at 2 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation was chosen following Jims wishes.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
Published on September 20, 2017
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