A native of Harlan County, he was a retired teacher and band director at Hall High School. He earned a degree from Eastern Kentucky University and was a member of the Southeast Community Choir.
Harrison was an original member of the dance band "Pastels" and male quartet "Notables" formed at Harlan High School in 1953 and 1954. They appeared on the "Ted Mack" show in New York. Harrison was also an organist for the Baxter Church of Christ for 15 years and attended the Wallins Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Christopher and Mary Arnett Cornett; and a granddaughter, Hope Danielle Meade.
Survivors include his parents, Irene Cornett Richardson, Harlan, and Otto Harrison; his wife, Sherry Skidmore Harrison, Loyall; three daughters: Sally Blanton and husband Scot, Harrodsburg; Mary Dixon and husband, Ray, Wallins; and Julia Meade and husband, Steve, Wallins; five grandchildren: Kenny Pennington, Samuel Meade, Randall Meade, Glenn Dixon and Hannah Blanton; a sister, Mary Morrow and husband, Frank, Richmond; and two nephews, Charles Morrow and wife, Chapman, Memphis, Tenn.; and Mark Morrow and wife, Elizabeth, Richmond.
Visitation was held Sunday at Loyall Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the funeral with John Carwell, the Rev. Kyle Burnette and Glenn Durham officiating.
Interment services are today at 11 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery.
Ray Dixon, Steve Meade, Scot Blanton, Larry Dixon, Jim Skidmore and Michael Hoskins will serve as pallbearers.
Loyall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.