CWO3 Ray Lee Harrison Jr., US Coast Guard (RET), 71, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his home. He was born Dec. 16, 1947 in Norfolk, VA., the son of the late Ray Lee Harrison Sr. and Mary Owens Harrison.
He served as chief engineer in the Merchant Marines after retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard.
A memorial service, with military honors, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in the Peacock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sterling Sarvis and Father Joseph Yaeger officiating. His family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 prior to his service at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Lehman Harrison; three sons, Matthew Harrison and wife, Jennifer, of Haymarket, Va., Ashley Harrison and Courtney Gregor of Virginia Beach, Va., John Maynard of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Jennifer Green and husband, Corey, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Janelle Barbour and husband, Will, of Seven Springs; two sisters, Carolyn Hart and husband, Harry, of Bolton, Kathy Nicholson and husband, Steve, of Bladenboro; and seven grandchildren, Courtney Harrison of Herndon, Va., Alyssa Harrison, Cody Harrison, Noah Harrison, Parker Harrison, all of Virginia Beach, Va., Maggie Barber and Lita Barber, both of Seven Springs.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 401 Hawthorne Lane, Suite 110 #298, Charlotte, N.C. 28204.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.net.