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Edward Harrison

May 25, 1939 — January 23, 2024

Texarkana, Texas

Edward Harrison, born on May 25, 1939, in Nashville, Arkansas, to William and Minnie Lee Harrison, peacefully departed from this world on January 23, 2024, in Texarkana, Texas. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, William and Minnie Lee Harrison, and his dear brother, Gary Harrison.

 

Edward is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Jenifer and Jack Jones, and sister-in-law, Malinda Harrison. He leaves a lasting legacy in the hearts of his nephew, William Clark, and his wife Amanda Clark, niece Regena Clark, niece Jill O'Dell and her husband Mike O'Dell, niece Katie Happy and her husband John Happy, niece Amy Gist, as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews.

 

Edward pursued academic excellence and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He furthered his education at Southern Arkansas University, earning a degree in Education. Edward dedicated over two decades of his life to the noble profession of teaching, imparting his knowledge of physics and chemistry to countless students.

 

While his professional journey led him to work for over 20 years in the field of Chemical Engineering at International Paper, Edward's true passion lay in the classroom. He found fulfillment in shaping young minds and fostering a love for learning. He was known for popularizing Kite Day, a cherished tradition among his students. In the early '90s, he was honored with an invitation to witness the second splitting of an atom, a testament to his dedication and expertise in the field.

 

Edward also served his country proudly as a tank driver in the National Guard for six years, showcasing his commitment to duty and service.

 

As we bid farewell to Edward Harrison, we remember a man of intelligence, compassion, and unwavering dedication to education. His impact on the lives of those he touched will be a cherished memory, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of family, friends, and the countless students he inspired throughout his remarkable journey.

 

Private family services will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be directed to the Belleville Cemetery Fund. Contributions can be sent to P.O. Box 41, Locksburg, Arkansas 71846. Your support in honoring Edward's memory through these donations is deeply appreciated.

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