William J. Harrison

Published 1:47 pm Thursday, May 26, 2016

FRANKLIN — William Joseph “Billy” Harrison, 51, passed away on May 23, 2016, in Virginia Beach.

William J. Harrison

William J. Harrison

Billy was born on June 15, 1964, in Southampton Memorial Hospital and was raised in Carrsville.

He attended Windsor High School. Billy used to help his granddaddy on the family farm and was a past member of Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department. His interests included cars, racing and firearms, but his passion was flying RC helicopters with his friends.

Billy worked in heating and air conditioning as a technician for many years. He was a loyal friend and dedicated husband who uplifted others with his dry sense of humor.

He was predeceased by his mother, Jo Ann Byrum Underwood; his grandparents, Juanita L. Byrum and Alvin Thomas Byrum, and Vivian Harrison; and an aunt, Linda H. Byrum.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy Bryant Harrison; a daughter, Kari Elizabeth Harrison; his father, William Stanley Harrison and wife, Janice; his stepfather, Fred Underwood; two half-brothers, Christopher Stephenson and Robert Stanley Harrison; one half-sister, Kristie Harrison; aunts and uncles, including Donald A. Byrum; cousins, including Jeffrey Byrum and Micki Mueksch; nieces, nephews and many close friends.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Jim Foreman officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the National Autism Association or the ASPCA.