April 14, 2016

Rev. Wm. Gerald Harrison, 92 of Williamstown, Mo., died April 10, 2016 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra, Mo.

The son of Harry William and Emma Katherine Robinson Harrison was born September 18, 1923 at Williamstown, Missouri.

He was united in marriage to Audrey J. Dodson on May 24, 1950 at Bonne Terre, Mo. She preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 2008.

Gerald was a member of Providence Baptist Church in rural Williamstown, Mo. He was a Southern Baptist Minister in 18 churches over his lifetime. He also worked for MoDOT retiring after 20 years. He loved gardening, hunting, fishing and mushroom hunting.

He is survived by his four children, David Harrison and wife Blenda of Monett, Mo., Donna Ehret and husband Dean of New London, Mo., Rebecca Shrieves and husband James of Quincy, Il. and Thomas Harrison and wife Renita of New London, Mo.; eleven grandchildren, Karla Harrison, Jerry Harrison, Melynne Jones, Troy Harrison, Keith Miller, Stacy Harvey-Davenport, Sara Ehret, Nathaniel Shrieves, Jaime Kindred, Shea Harrison and Kelsey Harrison; twenty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services will be held Saturday April 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church near Williamstown, Mo., with Rev. Jim Miller officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 16 from noon until the time of services at Providence Baptist Church. Music: Stacy Harvey-Davenport and Jaime Kindred. Grandson Pallbearers: James Keith Miller, Jerry Harrison, Nathaniel Shrieves, Shea Harrison, Troy Harrison, Austin Jones, Chris Davenport and Nick Kindred. Honorary Pallbearers: Dennis Briscoe, Billy VanOss, Brice Harvery, Seth Harvey, Atticus Jones, Asa Jones, Azariah Jones, Colin Harrison, Zachary Shrieves, Mackinley Kindred, Teagan Kindred, Hunter Kindred, Jaden Kindred, Aron Miller, Sebastian Owen and Wesley Harrison.

Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Dover, Ten Mile or Providence Baptist Churches.

Arrangements by Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton.

Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldsfuneralhome.net