WEBB, AL… Marlan Wayne Harrison a resident of Webb, Alabama, passed away early Thursday morning, August 4, 2022, at his home. He was 81.
Memorial services with military rites will be held 3:00 P.M. Monday, August 8, 2022, at Wright Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel with Reverend Edwin Bell officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. prior to the services. Wright Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Harrison was born in Dothan, Alabama near the Hall’s Dairy Community, to the late George Hamilton Harrison and Vera Mae Williams Harrison. In his earlier years, he lived in Graceville, Florida, where he was a 1958 graduate of Poplar Springs High School. After high school he attended the College of Florida Keys where he studied electronics and avionics. He joined the U.S. Air Force and then the U.S. Navy from which he retired. He was a Vietnam Veteran and had received the Navy Achievement Award. He was also a Shellback, which means he sailed across the Equator. He was an avid fisherman. He loved tinkering with electronics and his old Heath Kit Radios. When he lived in Key West, he was a member of the Emergency Radio Operators, which helped a many of people stranded on the bridge that had ran out of gas or had car troubles. He worked a short period at Helms TV Repair, just to do what he loved (tinkering on electronics). He traveled all across the United States visiting national parks and enactments of the Civil War. He also enjoyed gardening where he raised his beloved peppers. He was a Navy football fan, and Alabama football fan, and Auburn football fan, as long as they were not playing Alabama. He was a member of the Webb United Methodist Church.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Inez Harrison McKnight.
Leaving to cherish his memories are his wife, Julia Williams Harrison; and his sister, Annette Harrison White; his nieces, Sylvia Roland of Bonifay, FL, Debbie Blackman of Bonifay, FL, Renee White of Esto, FL, Elaine Olsen of Pace, FL, Tammy Raemmler of Valdosta, GA; nephews, David White of Pace, FL and Marcus McKnight of Valdosta, GA ; very special cousin, Robert Sanders (Mary) of Cowarts; and several friends.