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John David Harrison Sr.

John David Harrison, Sr., 71, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013. Mr. Harrison was born in Winsted, CT on August 10, 1941 to the late David Paul Harrison and Anna Young Harrison and educated at Glynn Academy, Brunswick, GA and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He began his professional career with Newcomb & Boyd Engineers in Atlanta, and then as a partner with Nottingham, Brook, Floyd and Harrison in Macon, GA. He later established his own consulting engineering firm, John D. Harrison and Associates, and then Harrison, Thuente and Spencer, and Harrison Design and Construction. Licensed in several states, his work included schools, hospitals, churches, city, commercial and government projects throughout the Southeast as well as internationally. Some of his most unique projects were the cable car system on Stone Mountain, the reptile house at the Atlanta Zoo, a Grady Hospital addition, and the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta. He was a Director of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers and served on the Consulting Engineers Council in Georgia, making numerous trips to Washington, D.C. on behalf of engineers in Georgia.

Mr. Harrison was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church and later Mulberry United Methodist Church where he made several mission trips to Costa Rica and was a member of the Men’s Weekly Prayer Group. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing and hunting, especially at his beloved Norristown Hunting Club, was an avid Georgia Tech football fan and a member of the Macon Touchdown Club for many years. His love of travel remained ever present in his mind through travel books and maps even when he was no longer able to go himself.

Mr. Harrison is survived by children; Leigh Ann Harrison Simerly, Jennifer Lynn Harrison, John David Harrison, Jr., Matthew Reid Harrison, grandchildren; Justin Andre Simerly and Natalie Ann Simerly, all of Macon, GA; his brother, Walter Lee Harrison of Amelia Island, FL, his sister, Sue Baccus, Lawrenceville, GA., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his cousin and best friend, Dickey T. Harrison of Kite, GA. Mr. Harrison’s children wish to express their deepest appreciation to the caregivers of Flint River Memory Care facility for the loving care and kindness they have given their father over the past six years and for Evercare Hospice during his last days.

Visitation will be held at The Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, Macon, on Thursday, June 20, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00PM. A graveside service in the Kite Cemetery in Kite, GA will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, June 21, 2013 with the Reverend Creede Hinshaw officiating.

Register online at www.hartsmort.com.

Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.


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