Albert “Al” Lee Harrison, Lawson, Missouri, passed away on July 21, 2018.
Al was born in Martin, TN on June 10, 1934 to his parents, RV and Kathryn Harrison. He graduated from Martin High School in 1953. Al was married to Lyndall Rials on July 14, 1954; they were married for 42 years. After the death of Lyndall, Al was married to Elaine Evans on August 16, 1997; they were married for 9 years.
Al was an Army Vet in Beirut, Lebanon and Germany. When returning to the United States, Al worked as a brick mason. Following the work as a brick mason, Al worked for Grinnell Fire Protection for 13 years in Dallas, Texas. He later moved to Lawson, Missouri in 1972 as a Designer, Sales and District Manager in the Kansas City area for Grinnell for 8 years. After experience in the sprinkler industry, Al opened his own business, Northwest Missouri Sprinkler in 1980.
He enjoyed his John Deere tractor collection, restored car, and traveling. Al had a restored antique John Deere tractor collection he owned that included a 40 (purchased new by his dad), 50, 60, 70, and 80. He also restored and owned a 1961 Chevy Impala. Al enjoyed traveling to Colorado in the fall to see the Aspens turn colors. He also enjoyed traveling to Tennessee to see family along with attending family reunions.
Al is survived by his three children, Ron Harrison, David Harrison and his wife, Christine, and Diane Shrewsbury and her husband, John; grandchildren, Dustin Harrison, Megan Shrewsbury, Ramsey Harrison and Adam Holder, Jake Shrewsbury and his wife, Gretchen, Riley Hurlbert and her husband, David, Terry Schreier, Kayla Schreier, Kristen and husband, Joseph Pulido, Karly Evans, Corbett Evans, Clay Evans and Sterling Evans; five great-grandchildren; and other family and friends.
Al is preceded in death by his parents, RV and Kathryn Harrison; his wives, Lyndall Rials and Elaine Evans; daughter-in-law, Teresa Harrison; and beloved dog, Goldie Girl.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel, with memorial service following.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The American Cancer Society or the 1st Christian Church of Lathrop.
Our Sincere Condolences
Sending our deepest condolences for the lord of uncle Al from family in Martin and Nashville TN. We just got to see him last year. Sending hugs and prayers for family and friends of this great man.
Tracey & Sylvia McKinney & Sarah Duncan Moore
Mom and I send our condolences and prayers for your family. May God’s presence give you peace and strength. Uncle Al loved his family and throughout his life made a special effort to stay in touch! He was like a dear brother to my Dad.
We are praying for you all.
Sandy Alexander-Greganti and
I did not know Al but he sounds like a great guy – he loved a dog, and his country enough to serve it, so I would have liked him, and what a great smile. My maiden name was Harrison, and my father was Robert. There was a girl in my class named Glenda Harrison who was not related, so maybe hers is your “branch of the tree”. And what a hard worker he seemed to be! Good man, I bet!
Amy Harrison Wilson
Al was a good and generous man and a friend. He was a loving husband to my sister-in-law Elaine and grandfather to her and my late brother Stanley’s grandchildren. Shirley and I will miss him and his smile and the warm welcome to his home and his fishing lake.
Keith and Shirley Evans