Funeral service for L.V. Harrison Sr., 96, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Churchwith the Rev. H.B. Nash Sr. and Dr. M. LaVelle Hendricks officiating.
Burial will follow in East Caney Cemetery with Kelvin Harrison, Ryan Harrison, David Harrison Cooper, Lewis V. Harrison III, David Cooper, Wilkins Jones Jr., Eurie Rembert and Archie Ben Harrison serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Mason & Mason Mortuary.
Mr. Harrison died Saturday, Jan. 3, at his residence in Sulphur Springs.
L.V. Harrison Sr. was born Dec. 28, 1912, in Sulphur Springs to Fannie Smith Harrison and Sylvester Harrison. Both parents preceded him in death.
He married Jimmie Williams. She survives.
Mr. Harrison served in the United States Army in World War II, and was honorably discharged. He was the first African American hired by The Texas Highway Department in Sulphur Springs; he retired from the state after 20 years of employment.
Other survivors include two sons, Lewis Van Harrison and Jimmy Lynn Harrison; one daughter, Patricia Harrison Cooper; and 20 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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