John Berry Harrison, 75, of Green Ridge, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at Boone Hospital, Columbia. He was born on Dec. 12, 1936, in Opp, Alabama, a son of Leonard and Estelle (Clark) Harrison.
On April 18, 1959, in Montrose, he was married to Dorothy Tenholder, who survives of the home.
He served his country honorably in the US Air Force from 1958 to 1963. He was an inspector for the USDA, retiring in 1995. After his retirement he loved to travel. He enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening. He raised bird dogs and loved to hunt. He played and coached baseball and loved going to his grandkids sporting events. He and his wife were avid square dancers and a member of Grin & Square, Sedalia and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sedalia. He especially loved his wife and spending time with his family.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Kenneth Harrison and his wife Kathy of Clinton, Sonia Fall and her husband David of Warsaw, Annette Ferolito and her husband Nick of Sedalia and Diane Shipley of Sedalia; nine grandchildren, Elisia (Eric Krotzer), Johnathon (Jami Borland), Jennifer (Randy Denham), Rachelle (Andrew Linn), Emily (Dillon Stocking), David, Quinten, Paige and Jordan; seven great grandchildren; two sister-in-laws, Ellen Harrison of Morven, NC and Mary Harrison of Centre, Ala. and one brother-in-law, Howard Pierce of Andalusia, Ala.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Ada Jane Polles, Geraldine Pierce and Ida Joe Harrison; four brothers, Leon, Glen, Donald and Jimmie Harrison; two grandsons, John and James Fall and two great grandchildren.
Memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21 with rosary and visitation prior. Rosary will begin at 9:30 am with visitation following at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sedalia with Father Mark Miller officiating.
Honorary bearers will be Johnathon Borland, David Fall II, Quinten Harrison, Jordan Shipley, Eric Krotzer, Randy Denham, Dillon Stocking, Andrew Linn and Jeff Shipley.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are suggested to The American Lung Association or The American Heart Association in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.