Milford Burks Harrison

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Milford Burks Harrison

June 30, 1924 - February 25, 2019

Milford Burks Harrison Services for Milford Burks Harrison age 94 of Palestine will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Rev. William W. Rodgers officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Palestine City Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
Mr. Harrison passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at Palestine Regional Medical Center. He was born June 30, 1924 in Palestine, Texas to Albon and Ethel Burks Harrison. Mr. Harrison was a member of Swanson Hill Community Church since 1956. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He flew as a B-24 bomber crew member in the 15th Air Force. He was stationed in North Africa and Italy while bombing targets in Europe. Mr. Harrison retired in 1988 as the Farm Bureau Insurance Agency Manager.
Mr. Harrison was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Cordelia Harrison wife of 65 years, sisters, Marie Waggoner, Frances Reynolds, and Mary Kathryn Mattox, and a brother Wayne Harrison, Sr. He is survived by his daughter Donna Rodgers and husband Bill, a son Billy Harrison and wife Sarah all of Palestine, grandchildren, Justin Harrison and wife Lisa, Carlye Ignatenko and husband Illya and Melinda Smith, also three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Justin Harrison, Brady Harrison, Wayne Harrison, Milton Conaway, Adam Gonzales, and Harold Gilbert.
Mr. Harrison's family wishes to extend sincere thanks to: Windermere Assisted Living, Palestine Regional Medical Center, and Heart to Heart Hospice for your loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to be made to favorite charities.
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Published on February 26, 2019
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