Wandal "Lee" Harrison, 89, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. A graveside service at 2:00 PM will take place at South Park Cemetery on Monday, November 27, 2017 with his grandson, Luke Harrison officiating. The Roswell Masons and Roswell Honor Guard will be rendering their services.
Born on February 9, 1928, in Ardmore, OK he was the eldest of 4 children of Charles Leonard and Mattie Lee Harrell Harrison. His family moved to Roswell in 1935 where he spent the rest of his life until recently moving to Spring, TX to be near his children and grandkids. Harrison spent 3 years in the Air Force from 1946 until 1949 serving in Korea. For a short period of time he worked at the Tweety Farm. He then went to work at Walker Air Force Base in the refrigeration shop until it closed. Lee then went to the Federal Building where he worked in maintenance becoming building maintenance manager until his retirement in 1983.
He met the love of his life, Alpha "Christine" Harrison and they married on June 26, 1949. He was a Mason for over 50 years. After retiring they were active in Good Sam's Club, Rock Hounds and the RAC where he started painting and making jewelry. They also enjoyed having their 5 grandsons come for the summer and took them on trips in their motor home. The kids still talk about all the fun times out at "The Ranch".
Harrison is survived by his wife, Alpha “Christine”, of 68 years; son David (Jan) of Lubbock, TX; son Nathan (Jackie) of Spring, TX; Grandsons Ben (Heather) of Henderson, TX, Jim (Anne) of Holiday, TX, John (Mary) of Pasadena, TX, Luke (Amanda) of Atascocita, TX and Sam (Stephanie) of Prosper, TX. Great grandchildren; Jeremiah, Cole, Travis, Lance, DaniAnn, Ty, Evan and Audrey. He also is survived by a sister, Margaret Hilliard (Chuck) of Albuquerque, NM and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Leonard and Mattie Lee Harrell Harrison, 2 brothers Harrell and Charlie, a great-grandson Wandal and a great-granddaughter Charlotte.
Me. Harrison was gentleman and a very caring person. I am very honored to have known him. I pray blessings on his entire family. Barbara Whitten
Barbara WhittenCorfu, NY
Our thoughts and prayers to Christine and family at the death of our long-time friend Lee. We were out of town and unable to attend the service, but our friend, Clyde McKee attended and gave us a report. He said the messages were thoughtful and inspirational. We have known Lee and Christine for many years as members of First Christian Church and later as our friend, Ralph Meeks invited Lee to join us for Wednesday morning breakfasts. We will cherish the memory of Lee and his life and friendship. Blessing and Grace to Christine and the wonderful Harrison family. Sincerely, Steve & Carol Henderson
Steve and Carol HendersonRoswell, NM
My condolences and prayers, I met Lee when I worked at the Federal building for USGS.
Esperanza Sedillo OteroRoswell, NM
Dear Christine & Family,
We share your grief at the death of Lee and send our love and sympathy. For almost 40 years we have counted Lee and Christine as being among the best neighbors we have ever had, and continued to cherish our mutual friendship after moving away from Roswell. Even though we are unable to join you at the graveside on Monday, our prayers to God are for you all.
With loving regards,
Robert & Louise Teague
Robert & Louise TeagueDUNCAN, OK