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Buddy Harrison, formerly of Little Rock, dies

Published: January 5, 2017   

Francis Leon "Buddy" Harrison Jr. died Dec. 26 in Hockley, Texas, at the age of 75. He was in the presence of his wife Charlene Harrison, son Frank Harrison and daughter Pam Felcman.

He was born January 23, 1941, in Little Rock to Francis and Bobbye Harrison. 

He is preceded in death by first spouse Teresa Semasek Harrison, his sister Robyn Jucas, his mother Bobbye Harrison Kruelen, his father Francis Leon Harrison Sr, his stepfather Pete Kruelen and step brothers Mike Kruelen and Pete Kruelen Jr.

Buddy is survived by his wife Charlene Harrison, brother Deacon Jerry Joe Harrison and wife Lib, stepbrother Pat Kruelen, stepsister Lynn Jackman, his aunt Rose Hudgens, daughter Pamela Felcman and husband David and their children Christopher, Kathryn and Adam; son Frank Harrison, his wife Paige and their children Will, Chris, Sam and Russ; son Donald Harrison, his wife Karen and their son Evan; daughter Jennifer Harrison; stepdaughter Belinda Marcisz, husband Jake and their children Kaitlyn and Zachary; stepdaughter Melissa Perez and her children Nathaniel and Austin,and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Buddy taught his children to have a strong work ethic, a desire to stay physically active, to practice their Catholic faith, and how to be obsessive compulsive with a spreadsheet. He retired from Chevron Corporation (Unocal Corporation) after 25 years as an accountant. He attended Catholic High School in Little Rock and graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

He enjoyed playing golf with his retired oil and gas friends several times a week. He was a collector of "unique" treasures and found pleasure in riding his lawnmower around his country property. He was an active member of St. Matthias Church in Magnolia, Texas, where he was a faithful and charitable servant of God.



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