JAMES “JIM” ANDREW ALFORD HARRISON
Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:27am
James “Jim” Andrew Alford Harrison, 73, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, after a six year
battle with cancer.
Services are 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Ridglea Christian Church, in Fort Worth. A private interment will be held at a later date, in Forestburg, Texas. In lieu of flowers, Jim asked that any donations be sent to a child in need or to a children's charity. Jim was born Aug. 10, 1944, in Gainesville, Texas. He grew up in Wichita Falls and attended Midwestern State before joining the Navy. Jim served as an aide to Admirals Zumwalt, Miller and Kidd and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He initiated and implemented Admiral Zumwalt's Z-grams. Jim had a larger-than-life personality, establishing several businesses, including the Koolaid Stand, in Burleson. He was known for his big laugh, positive outlook on life, sense of humor, bargaining skills, antique car collection and hunting interests. Jim was a Christian and shared his love for life with a giving heart and helping hand to all in need. His legacy will live on in many hearts and memories forever. He is preceded in death by his mother, Zetta Leona McMillion; his father, Andrew Alford Harrison; and his first wife, Pamela Crawford Harrison. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Lanza Harrison, of Aledo; son, Joshua Harrison, of Dallas; three sisters; two brothers; five step-children; five grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and extended family members.