James L. Harrison, 48, of Center Point, died unexpectedly at 5:32 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
Born Oct. 12, 1954, in Clay County, he was the son of Clarence Eddy Jr. and Shirley Duzan Harrison, who have preceded him in death.
A 1973 graduate of Clay City High School, he continued his education at Indiana State University. On Dec. 27, 1981, he married Lori Schopmeyer in Clay City.
He was employed as assistant supervisor of recreation at The Federal Bureau of Prisons at Terre Haute for 18 years.
He was a very creative writer who enjoyed sports including golf and basketball. He also enjoyed coaching softball.
He was a member of Shiloh Wesley Methodist Church in Spencer.
Survivors include his wife, Lori L. Schopmeyer Harrison; a daughter, Whitney Lee Harrison; a son, Tyler Michael Eddy Harrison; two sisters, Martha Hardman Hasler of Clay City and Stella Hardman Schlegel and husband Larry of Coal City; a brother, Eugene Hardman and wife Janet of Coal City; his mother- and father-in-law Suellen and Michael Schopmeyer of Center Point; three sisters-in-law, Kimberly Phillips and husband Terry of Princeton, Ill., Connie Black and husband Bill of Marietta, Ga. and Joyce Schopmeyer of Terre Haute; two brothers-in-law, Brian Schopmeyer and Joe Schopmeyer, both of Center Point; five nieces, Shelly Deal, Becky Truax, Eva Soules, Jasmine Kincaide and Jacquil Weber; three nephews, Brigham Phillips, Joseph Hasler and Anthony Kimmich; several great nieces; and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at Schopmeyer Funeral Home, Clay City.
Services will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Dr. Diane Wells officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.