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Huie McAfee Harrison
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LAKELAND – Huie McAfee Harrison passed away on October 26, 2017. He was born in Wrightsville, Georgia, June 2, 1930, to Greene and Lillian Harrison. A few years after Huie was born, the family moved to Eaton Park, Florida, where he grew up.

Huie attended school in Highland City and Bartow, Florida, and earned his GED. He joined the Navy and served from 1947 through 1952 on the USS Sabine. While serving in the Navy, Huie sailed around the world. In 1950, while in Italy, he and some shipmates traveled on to the Vatican and met Pope Pius XII.

After completing his service with the Navy, Huie earned his Journeymen Electrician license and worked for W.R. Grace, Wilson Electric, and Publix Super Markets, where he retired.

When Huie completed his service and returned to the states, he visited friends in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where he met his wife, Betty J. Harrison. They married on July 5, 1957. Huie and Betty just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, and they have four children: Beth, Susan, Sharon and Mark.

Huie was a past member of the Highland City Baptist Church and Buttons & Bows
Square Dance Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Hiram Harrison, Curtis Harrison, Doug Harrison, and Greene Harrison; and three sisters: Evelyn Dixon, Elizabeth Poll, and Grace Warnock. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters: Elizabeth “Beth” Heilman, Susan Davis, and Sharon Andrews; one son, Mark Harrison; one brother, Lynn Harrison; one nephew, Wayne Dixon; and four grandchildren: Candy, Trisha, Brian and Amanda.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 S Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801. Interment will take place at Oak Hill Burial Park, 4620 US Highway 98 S, Lakeland, FL 33812.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3470 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33805.

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1:00 PM
Heath Funeral Chapel

328 S Ingraham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801





2:00 PM
Heath Funeral Chapel

328 S Ingraham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Cemetery Details


Oak Hill Burial Park

4620 US Highway 98 South,
Lakeland, FL 33812


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