Rev. Charles Henly Harrison II passed away on July 6, 2020 at the Lake City Medical Center. Rev. Harrison was born on March 22, 1942 in Lake Butler, FL to the late Inman Blair Harrison and Estelle Spires Harrison. He grew up in Lake Butler, FL and graduated from Union County High School in 1960. He graduated from Lake City Community College with an A.A. and went on to graduate in the first graduating class of Trinity Baptist College of Jacksonville in 1974. Rev. Harrison worked as a farmer and welder while beginning his service in Ministry. He served for over 40 years in ministry and with the last 30 years as pastor at Mountain View Baptist Church in Collinsville, VA. He retired in 2018 and moved back to Lake Butler. Rev. Harrison is preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Janet Brannen Harrison; his daughter, Jori Harrison; brother, Blair Harrison; and sister, Zona Sue Harrison Halle.
Rev. Harrison is survived by his children, Chuck Harrison of Lake Butler, FL, Susan (Ronnie) Bruneau of Lake Butler, FL, Mathew (Monica) Harrison, of Lake Butler, FL, Denise Harrison of Lake Butler, FL, Dede (Billy) Stephens of Fitzgerald, GA, and David Harrison of Lake Butler, FL; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dr. Joe (Tracy) Harrison and John (Janet) Harrison all of Lake Butler, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
A funeral service to honor the life of Rev. Harrison will be held on Thursday, July 9, at 7:00 pm at the Union Baptist Church, Lake Butler, FL. The family will receive friends for a visitation and gathering beginning at 6:00 pm (One hour before services) at the church. There will be an interment at Dekle Cemetery on Friday, July 10 at 10:00 am. Services will be officiated by Rev. Richard Harrison, pastor of Union Baptist Church, Rev. Mike Norman, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lake City, FL, and Rev. Ralph Durham, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Lake Butler, FL.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer Funeral Home. 386-496-2008. www.archerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers the family requests for donations to be made to:
Operation Somebody Cares
20545 NE 113th Way
Lake Butler, FL 32054