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David Livingstone Harrison, age 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 23, 2022 in Boone, NC.
Born October 16, 1933 in Dalton, Georgia, he was the son of the Mims and Alice Harrison of Calhoun Georgia.
David graduated from Calhoun High School and earned a degree in Textile Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1954 where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the Georgia Tech Band.
On July 24, 1955, he married Dorothy Lee Christian of Calhoun, and they recently celebrated 67 years of marriage. David was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific fleet based in San Diego, California. After his military service, David joined Riegel Textile Corporation in 1956 and served various leadership roles in Georgia, New York, and South Carolina. Mount Vernon Mills acquired Riegel in 1985 where he continued and completed a 42 year career in the textile industry as Vice President, retiring in 1998.
David was an active member of Christ Community Church in Simpsonville, SC and enjoyed time with family on their farm in Simpsonville as well as the mountains in Blowing Rock NC.
In addition to his loving wife, Dorothy Christian Harrison of Simpsonville, SC, he is survived by three sons, Richard Lane Harrison (Virginia) Greensboro, GA, Christian Lee Harrison, Greenville, SC, and Stephen Andrew Harrison (Lisa) Simpsonville, SC; three grandchildren, William Hampton Harrison (Elizabeth) Charlottesville, VA, Preston Mims Harrison (Haley) Greenville, SC and Caroline Harrison Williams (Jim) Hartsville, SC; and two great grandchildren; as well as his brother, Samuel Lamar Harrison (Cathy) Calhoun, GA.
David was preceded in death by his son, David Douglas Harrison; and his sister, Sarah Harrison Lake.
Services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 700 Harrison Bridge Road, Simpsonville, SC, with a visitation and luncheon to follow. Burial will be in the Harrison Family Cemetery, 310 South Harrison Bridge Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse https://www.samaritanspurse.org/.
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