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George Joseph Harrison

October 25, 1926 - January 18, 2021

U.S. Veteran

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George Joseph Harrison died January 18, 2021, at The  Summit, Lynchburg, Virginia.  George was 94 years old.  He was one of three brothers born to Harry and Martha Harrison in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  The family moved to Huntingdon, Pennsylvania where he lived until he joined the U. S. Navy and served aboard the USS Orleck in the Pacific.  He graduated from Columbia Technical Institute, Washington, D. C., with a major in Mechanical Engineering.   He worked for U. S. Geological Survey for 28 years and retired in 1978.   Following retirement from the U. S. government, George bought and managed a Health Food Store in Annandale, Virginia, and later worked as a Sales Representative for Quarles Oil Company in Annandale.

In 1989, George and his wife retired to Farmville, Virginia where they became active in community and church activities.  George was instrumental in establishing Meals on Wheels in the Farmville area.   In 2004 through 2006, George was the site manager for building and opening of the Southside Adult Home in Farmville.   George and his wife were selected as the Unsung Virginians of the Year in 2004 by the Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Association of Electrical Cooperatives for their deep devotion of serving others

George is survived by his wife of 51 years,  Hazel,  his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sarah Harrison of  Manassas, Virginia, and his daughter, Dana Virginia Harrison, of  Springfield, Virginia, his grandsons, Lt. Col. Benjamin Harrison, USMC (Dana), Maj. Daniel Harrison, US Army (Megan), and Gregory Allen Harrison-McQueen (Sarah), and 5 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his brother Lewis and his brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Florence Harrison.

Condolences may be made to Hope Tree  Family Services, 860 Mount Vernon Lane, Salem, VA 24153.

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