Jerry Louis Harrison

Jerry Louis Harrison, 74, of Clayton passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2018.

Jerry was born in White Mills, Kentucky, on July 22, 1943, to Blanche Masters and William Henry Harrison. Jerry attended Lynnvale High School and Western Kentucky University where he graduated with a B.A. degree in English. He led a colorful and award winning career as a master home builder, developer and architectural draftsman. He enjoyed designing and building special homes for special people. He studied history with a passion and was known for his gorgeous, custom, historical reproduction homes in Roswell, Georgia. He was gifted at spinning homeowner dreams into golden realities.

Jerry’s numerous passions included boating, fishing, music, reading, woodworking, art, storytelling and traveling. He was an accomplished artist, creating numerous beautiful paintings, woodworking sculptures, upscale furniture and incredible wooden boats. His most treasured joy was gathering with his large family and enjoying Sue’s cooking. Jerry was always the life of the party and lit up every room he entered, reaching out with a warm hand and a huge double-hug tickle. He was an extremely generous and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and was always eager to help anyone in need.

He completed his life’s journey in his Clayton mountain home, with his beloved wife Suzann, of 49 years, by his side.

Jerry is survived by his wife Suzann, his brother Nolan, his five children, John, Robin, Lynette, William and Jennifer, his eleven grandchildren Melissa, Lindsay, Brooke, Jesse, Riley, Eddie, Cassidy, Benjamin, Carolyn, Harrison and Sarah and his five great grandchildren Kay, Maylin, Landon, Corbin and Anissa.

Jerry was a member of the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, where a memorial service will be held on Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. A smaller, local service will be held on Jan. 13 at 2 p.m., at the Beck Funeral Home in Clayton. Any donations in his memory, in lieu of flowers, should be made to the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church or Paws 4 Life.

“I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 

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