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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. 

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
FAX: 817-295-5278



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