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David W. Harrison

5/6/1935 - 12/23/2017

PEKIN ~ David Walter “Dave” Harrison, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017 at his home.

Born May 6, 1935 in Carrier Mills to William Walter and Winnie Bly (Reid) Harrison, he married Brenda Sue Pyle on April 6, 1957 in Harrisburg.  She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sue (Tony) Lamberson of Pekin; one son, Eric (Kathy) Harrison of East Peoria; four grandchildren, Scott (Rachel) Lamberson of Green Valley, Lindsay (Brandon) Dash and Natasha Harrison, both of Pekin, and Erik (Sammi) Harrison of East Peoria; six great-grandchildren, Hunter, Macie, Linley, Olivia, Ivory, and Kallum; one brother, Carl Harrison of Bloomington; and one sister, Vera Fowler of Fruita, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, David Bruce Harrison; one grandson, Seth Lamberson; two brothers, Robert Harrison and Jerry Harrison; and three sisters, Irene Harrison, Janelle Stunson, and Judy Trail.

Dave worked for Heights Finance Company for 40 years, retiring in 2004 as Senior Vice President.  In his long career with Heights, he worked from entry level to senior management.

He was a devoted and faithful member of Pekin First Church of the Nazarene and had served his church as a former board member and Sunday school teacher.  He also participated in ten work and witness mission trips.

Dave was always active and enjoying golfing, fishing, camping, gardening, swimming, and jogging.  He was a St. Louis Cardinal’s fan.  His greatest joy was being a grandpa and great-grandpa and attending their activities.

His memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene.  The Rev. W. Lloyd Brock will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Burial of cremated remains will be Salem Cemetery in Carrier Mills.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Street, Pekin, IL  61554 for the Southside Mission Project.

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