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Merlin Boyd Harrison, Campbellsville, KY (1926-2012)

He is remembered as a loving and devoted husband, a wonderful father, and a good friend. He was a member of a highly regarded Taylor County, KY family. He was a retired employee of Tennessee Gas Transmission. He was a veteran of World War II having served his country honorably in the United States Army achieving the rank of corporal.

Merlin Boyd Harrison, 86, of Campbellsville, KY died at 9:55pmET, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral will be at 1pmET/12pm noon CT, Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Jim Durham, Rev. Ronda Arnett and Dr. Ray Roberts. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation is after 5pmET/4pmCT, Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, KY.


Pallbearers: Rick Freeman, Joseph Murphy, Shelby Murphy, T.K. Sapp, Larry Walters, and Tim Walters.

Honorary Pallbearers: Shelly Cobb, Paul Phillips, Dr. Frank Metzmeier, Cozetta Sprowles, Joe Metzmeier, Olyn Sprowles, Beullah Pauley, and Bob Tucker.

Merlin Boyd Harrison, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2012)

Merlin Boyd Harrison was the son of the late Lelan Harrison and Lizzie Ermine Vaughn Harrison. He was born in Taylor County, Kentucky on Friday, March 19, 1926. He died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the agge of 86 years, 4 months, and 15 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

He was a veteran of World War II having served his country honorably in the United States Army achieving the rank of corporal.

He was a retired employee of Tennessee Gas Transmission.

He united in marriage to Lola Mae Beard February 5, 1949. She preceded him in death April 19, 1987.

He was a loving and devoted husband, wonderful father and a good friend.

He is survived by the following:
  • One son and two daughters: Danny Harrison and wife, Elaine of Louisville, KY; and Carolyn Walters and husband, Robert, and Judy Harrison of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Robin Michelle Walters of Campbellsville, KY; and Danny Boyd Harrison Jr. and wife Ammy of Shelbyville, KY

  • One great granddaughter: Meredith Ava Harrison

  • One brother, Richard Morrison Harrison and wife, Myra of Cincinnati, Ohio

  • A special niece: Tammie Baumgardner of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several other nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters: Cleston Kemper Harrison MIA in World War II, Charles "Cotton" Harrison, Lawrence Earl Harrison, John "Johnnie" Garnett Harrison, Eunice Sapp and Lois Newcomb.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Shiloh Cemetery Fund or Zion Cemetery Fund and may be made at the funeral home.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY in charge of arrangements.

Send a condolence to the family of Merlin Harrison


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