Louis J. Harrison

Louis J. Harrison

Louis James Harrison, 82-year-old Vinita resident, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Claremore. He was born on April 25, 1937 in Vinita to Grover Cleveland Harrison and Mabel (Wright) Harrison. Louis attended Vinita Schools. He married Lona Lois Beck, who preceded him in death on February 10, 2009. He served his country in the United States Army, he was stationed in Antarctica and flew in a helicopter to the South Pole. Louis owned and operated Anderson Machine Shop in Vinita for many years. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Vinita. Louis loved to go fishing, working at his church and most of all he loved spoiling his grandkids. Those family members preceding him in death include, his wife Lona Lois Harrison; two daughters, Lona Ann Saffer and Shawna Harrison; a son Louis Jeffery Harrison on September 23, 2018 and a granddaughter Amanda Saffer; siblings, Grover, Bill and John Harrison, Joyce Secondine and Evelyn Sue Jones. The family includes: his son, Matthew Harrison and wife Rhonda of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Bob Harrison of Vinita, sisters, Thelma Harris and husband Ed of Broken Arrow and Virginia Graves of Pryor; a daughter in-law, Heather Harrison of Vinita; grandchildren, Gavin and Jacob Harrison, Heather Saffer, Brody Harrison; great-grandchildren, Nakayla and Noah Saffer. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Burckhalter-Highsmith Chapel. The celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church in Vinita with Pastors Jesse Kincade and Will Busch officiating. Interment and Military Rites will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Vinita. Online condolences may be made at www.highsmithfh.com or the funeral home Facebook page. Arrangements are under the care of the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral and Cremation Service of Vinita. 918-256-6444
April 25, 1937 - November 16, 201904/25/193711/16/2019
Recommend Louis's obituary to your friends.

Share Obituary

Share a memory

Add to your memory
Photos/Video
Candle
Mementos

Obituary

Louis James Harrison, 82-year-old Vinita resident, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Claremore. He was born on April 25, 1937 in Vinita to Grover Cleveland Harrison and Mabel (Wright) Harrison. Louis attended Vinita Schools. He married Lona Lois Beck, who preceded him in death on February 10, 2009. He served his country in the United States Army, he was stationed in Antarctica and flew in a helicopter to the South Pole. Louis owned and opera...

Read more

Events

Nov
19
Visitation
https://s3.amazonaws.com/tribute-archive/images/Visitation.svg
11/19/2019 06:00 PM11/19/2019 08:00 PM Tuesday, November 19 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home
Visitation

United States
Get Directions
View MapTextEmail
Louis J. Harrison's visitation
Nov
20
Celebration of Life
https://s3.amazonaws.com/tribute-archive/images/Celebration+of+Life.svg
11/20/2019 02:00 PM Wednesday, November 20 2019
02:00 PM
Trinity Baptist Church of Vinita
Celebration of Life
335 N Smith
Vinita, OK 74301
United States
Get Directions
View MapTextEmail
Louis J. Harrison's visitation
Final Resting Place
https://s3.amazonaws.com/tribute-archive/images/Other.svg
Fairview Cemetery
Final Resting Place
Eastern State Road and N 2nd Street
Vinita, OK 74301
United States
Get Directions
View MapTextEmail
Louis J. Harrison's graveside burial