FREEPORT — Charles Clarence Harrison Sr., 95, died surrounded by family on April 15.

Born in Bath, Jan. 3, 1916, a son of William Harrison and Nina Manchester Harrison, he grew up in Durham with his brother, “Let,” and the Clement family.  

He graduated from Freeport High School in 1936  and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1940-45.

For nearly 60 years he worked at Logan for Painting, where he was a connoisseur of paint colors and took great pride in his job, working until age 92.

He had a special interest in stock car racing, and enjoyed the garage repairs, multiple victories and championship titles over the years.

Above all, he was the heart of his family and friends. He was known for his famous cookouts and Sunday dinners at noon, where friends, family and even strangers were always welcome with open arms for a warm meal.    

He was loved by all who knew him and touched the lives of many.

His wife, Mabel Allen Harrison, predeceased him in 2002.

Surviving are his five sons and their wives, Robert and Debbie of Freeport, Kenny and Sharon of Poland, Chuck and Janet of Gorham, Pete and Ini of Freeport, Ricky and Shelly of Freeport; a foster daughter, Betsey and her husband Steve Roman of Gray; nephew Jerry, his wife Shellie, and daughter, Marissa Harrison, all of Freeport; grandchildren, Kenny and Susan Harrison, Todd and Michelle Harrison, Tara and Chad Coffin, Lisa and Dave Grigsby, Amy Harrison, Ryan and Angie Ingerson, Carrie and Mark Bowen, Robbie Harrison and Cheryl Arroyo, Jamie and Ashley Harrison, Julie and Josh Worth, Jay Hodgdon, Jack Hodgdon,  Jairet Harrison, Chanler Harrison; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A celebrate of his life will be held at his home on 73 Desert Road, Freeport, at 12 p.m., Saturday, April 23.

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

A memorial donation may be made to Freeport Fire Company, 4 Main St., Freeport, ME  04032 or to Freeport Community Services, P.O. Box 119, Freeport, ME  04032.  
Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.  

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