Gene Harrison, 85, of Orange passed away in Houston Monday, Aug. 11.

There will be a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Jim Hardwick of First Christian Church in Orangefield. Interment will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

A gathering of family and friends for visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Harrison was born in Haleyville, Al., Aug. 24, 1928 to Johnny Harrison and Ethel (Pinkard) Harrison Head. For 28 years he was a Foreman for the Paul Cormier Well Service and worked for Texas Oil and Gas for three years. He was a member of First Christian Church in West Orange and enjoyed gardening and watching old western movies. One of his favorite things he loved doing was spending time at the lake with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Vena Harrison; sister, Lillian Patrick; daughters, Sandra Harrison and June Harrison and grandson, Michael Racca.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Glenn Meyer of Houston, Bonnie and Ricky Borel of Orangefield and Kathy and Robert Hutson of Newton; son, Johnny Harrison of Sour Lak, and his grandchildren, Gary Meyer, Aaron Meyer, Brian Bigby, Calvin Hutson, Talissa Racca, Ricky Borel, Jr., Eugene Harrison, Hope Chaoui and Joe Harrison.  He is also survived by his 14 great grandchildren; brother, Eddie Head of Orangefield and sister, Elouise Harvey of Vidor.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Meyer, Aaron Meyer, Eugene Harrison, Joe Harrison, Brian Bigby, Calvin Hutson and Ricky Borel, Jr.