Born in the summer of 1923, William Talmadge Harrison was a farmer, a husband, a son, a brother, an uncle and one of the hardest-working men ever to step foot to Earth. His parents, William and Nell Harrison, raised him in Olive Hill, Tenn., where he spent his entire life working and learning his trade , agriculture. He had a brother, Joe and a sister, Wretha. He married his beloved wife Ginny in 1956 and worked for 36 years at Parris Manufacturing, where he made toy guns. Ginny died in 1994.
Without having children of his own, he has a lot of nieces and nephews, who call him by his official nickname, Uncle T. Uncle T. passed away on the morning of August 30, just days after his 90th birthday. He died as he had said he wanted: not in a hospital, not after suffering through an illness, but while getting the mail, doing an everyday chore.
He is survived in death by his sister-in-law, Bobbie Harrison; his niece, Laura, nephew, Bill and nephew-in-law, Mike; his great-niece, Angela, great-nephews Joseph, Will, Jared and Alec and great-nephew-in-law, Randal; and his great-greatniece,
Mr. Harrison was laid to rest in a family plot, beside his wife Ginny.
A Graveside Service was held on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Olive Hill Cemetery in Olive Hill, Tenn. with Joe Riley Land officiating.