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Jerry Louis Harrison

July 22, 1943 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 74)

 

Jerry Louis Harrison, 74, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2018.

 

Jerry was born in White Mills, Kentucky, on July 22, 1943, to Blanche Masters and William Henry Harrison.  Jerry attended Lynnvale High School and Western Kentucky University where he graduated with a B.A. degree in English.  He led a colorful and award winning career as a master home builder, developer and architectural draftsman. He enjoyed designing and building special homes for special people. He studied history with a passion and was known for his gorgeous, custom, historical reproduction homes in Roswell, Georgia. He was gifted at spinning homeowner dreams into golden realities.

 

Jerry’s numerous passions included boating, fishing, music, reading, woodworking, art, storytelling and traveling. He was an accomplished artist, creating numerous beautiful paintings, woodworking sculptures, upscale furniture and incredible wooden boats. His most treasured joy was gathering with his large family and enjoying Sue’s cooking. Jerry was always the life of the party and lit up every room he entered, reaching out with a warm hand and a huge double-hug tickle. He was an extremely generous and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and was always eager to help anyone in need.

 

He completed his life's journey in his Clayton mountain home, with his beloved wife Suzann, of 49 years, by his side.

 

Jerry is survived by his wife Suzann, his brother Nolan, his five children, John, Robin, Lynette, William and Jennifer, his eleven grandchildren, Melissa, Lindsay, Brooke, Jesse, Riley, Eddie, Cassidy, Benjamin, Carolyn, Harrison and Sarah, his five greatgrandchildren Kay, Maylin, Landon, Corbin and Anissa, his five nieces, Laura, Sarah, Tracy, Leslie and Brittany and his two nephews, Mike and Matthew.

 

Jerry was a member of the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, where a memorial service will be held on February 3, 2018 at 2pm.A smaller, local service will be held on January 13, 2018, at 2pm, at the Beck funeral home, in Clayton, Georgia.

 

Any donations in his memory, in lieu of flowers, should be made to the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church or PAWS 4 Life.

Jerry was a member of the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, where a memorial service will be held on February 3, 2018 at 2pm.

A smaller, local service will be held on January 13, 2018, at 2pm, at the Beck funeral home, in Clayton, Georgia.

 

Any donations in his memory, in lieu of flowers, should be made to the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church or PAWS 4 Life.

 

“I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

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 Service Information

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 13, 2018

2:00 PM
Beck Funeral Home Chapel
898 Hwy 441 South
Clayton, GA 30525

Memorial Service
Saturday
February 3, 2018

2:00 PM
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church
69 N Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30004


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