He was born Aug. 31, 1940, in Clay County, to Joseph Peter and Dorothy Leona Parr Harrison.
He was a 1958 graduate of Van Buren High School, worked for Alcan for 36 years retirng in 2002 and had served with the Indiana National Guard.
Larry was a member of the First Christian Church and its Loyal Berean Sunday School Class, was the president of the Clay County Historical Society, was well known for detailing cars and enjoyed his 1966 Black GT Convertible Ford Mustang, metal detecting, baseball, basketball, was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed taking pictures of his grandchildren playing sports and showing them off to anyone that would look.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Emma Riggs Harrison; children, Tim Butts and wife Lisa, Doug Harrison and wife Anita, Mark Butts and wife Tricia, Julie Bowman, Missy Allen and husband Todd and David Butts and wife Twila; siblings, Jack Harrison and wife Marilyn, Marlyn Wolf and husband Reit, Diana Pearce and husband Tom, Darrel Harrison and wife Carol, Terri Clodfelter, and Cathy Traverse and husband Brian and 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Alberta Stevens and Brenda Godsey; and his first wife, Marilyn Riggs Harrison.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, in the First Christian Church in Brazil. Burial will be at Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2007, at Lawson-Miller Chapel and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions made be made in Larry's name to the First Christian Church Loyal Berean Sunday School Class or to the Clay County Historical Society.
For more information or to light a candle in his memory, log on to www.frenchfuneralhome.com.