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“Dan Dan was special in so many ways. I miss his intelligence, his hugs, and his help with Paramedics For Children. I am thinking of all of you. ...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Roz Morton - Charlotte, NC

“Roger and Charlie sorry to hear about Charlie senior. We will have youall in our prayers. Chuck. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: M K - Belmont, NC

“May it comfort you to know that we are very sorry to hear of your loss, you're in our thoughts now and in the days to come. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Gayle & Tommy Terrell - Snow Camp, NC

“My condolences to the entire Harrison Family. I remember Mr. Harrison well. My entire early life was centered around Mr. Harrison, Charlie Jr. and of...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Sandra Jenkins Brandon - SC

“Dear Harrison Family, A great and wonderful man gave me the honor to know and care for him. I will miss him. G. Bell MD ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: George C Bell - Gastonia, NC

“Mr. Harrison or "Dan Dan" as I affectionately came to know him. Dan Dan played various roles in my life from in law to friend and from mentor to...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Justin Deatherage - Sarasota, FL

“Mr. Harrison was a wonderful person,he always bought candy from me during those dreaded elementary school candy sales,he would never said no. We...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Robert Lahser - Gastonia, NC

“For all members of the Harrison Family--the family that I came to know so well--I sympathize with your feelings of loss and separation and heart...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: David Grinstead - Burlington, NC

“Mr. Harrison was a wonderful person,he always bought candy from me during those dreaded elementary school candy sales,he would never said no. We...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: robert lahser - gastonia, NC

“My deepest sympathy for the family. I met Charles after WW11, after we were both discharged from our military service and later in 1961, Charles sold...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Burl Robinson - Dallas, NC

“Mr. Harrison, you will be missed my brother my friend. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Benji Freeman - Gastonia, NC

“Mrs. Harrison, Jennifer and your entire family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. As your letter carrier for almost 20 years I always enjoyed...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Wayne Barr - Gastonia, NC

“We will miss our wonderful neighbor,his smiling face, and his great sense of humor. Your family is in our prayers. Always, Don & Jackie Ammons ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Don and Jackie Ammons - Gastonia, NC

“Bebe,We are so sad to hear of Dan Dan passing.Shea loved him dearly and will miss him asking her where his hug is.He was always kind to me and Jason....Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Kelli Rhyne - Oak Isalnd, NC

“Mrs Betty, I am so shocked right now to hear this news. I don't know how many times in the past few months that I've meant to call and check on you...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr Harrison was a prominent figure my entire childhood, and his family was like a second family to all of us. It is with great sadness that I hear...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Tommy Tidwell ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Dan Dan was my father when I no longer had one, my friend always and the head of my chosen family. My heart is broken and yet filled again with...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Katherine Goforth - Charlotte, NC

“We will miss you Dan Dan. You are one special individual and you always welcomed me into your family. Prayers go out to the Harrison,Campbell,and...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Nicole Bundy - Gastonia, NC

Gastonia Charles Allan Harrison passed from this world on January 31, 2011. He was 89 years old. Charles was born in Washington, DC on September 18, 1921. He is survived by his loving wife Betty Harrison, his sister Susan Talbot, and children; Charles A Harrison II, his wife, Dale Harrison, Rodger D Harrison, and his wife Pam Harrison, and Jennifer Harrison Van Wie. Charles leaves behind eight grandchildren; Chris, Angela, and Ryan Harrison, Trofe and his wife Amy and Trinity Campbell, Justin and Heather Van Wie and Tiffany and her husband Dave Macasaet, as well as eleven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Father Allan Wilson Harrison, his mother Roxanna Allan Harrison, his brother Aaron Wilson Harrison II, his sister Francis Reedy and his daughter Cheryl Harrison Brown. As a combat veteran of World War II Charles served with the US Army Corps of engineers in the Pacific until the war ended. Returning to the US in 1947, he married Betty his loving wife of 66 years. After the war he earned his civil engineering degree from Virginia Tech. In the early fifties he moved his family to Gastonia, NC, where he started Harrison Realty Company in 1953. His Grandson Trofe Campbell continues his legacy of the family business today. A prominent Gastonia business leader and prolific home builder he was instrumental in the founding of the Gaston County Board of Realtors and the Gaston County Home Builders Association where he served as a past president of both organizations as well as being the recipient of Realtor of the year on multiple occasions. He was a Master Mason and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. Until his death he served as a director for Paramedics for Children a NC international Children's charity. Charles was a devoted husband and a loving father who loved life. He will be greatly missed. A visitation will be held from 7:00 until 9:00 pm, Thursday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, February 4, 2011 at the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors with Dr. John Frye and Pastor John Stanley officiating. Interment will follow in Gaston Memorial Park with military rites by the WWII Last Man Club of Gaston County. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Paramedics for Children on line at www.paramedicsforchildren.org or mailed to Paramedics for Children, 9709-2 Emerald Point Drive, Charlotte, NC 28278. Online condolences may be submitted to www.mcleanfuneral.com. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Harrison.

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