Harrison, Warren L. of Flushing, age 89, died Friday, February 22, 2013 at his home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at Noon Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Flushing United Methodist Church, 413 E. Main St., Flushing. Rev. Jeff Jaggers will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of the service Monday at the church. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Warren was born in Flint, MI on June 11, 1923, the son of Lester and Mina (Fritsch) Harrison. He married Nancy J. Sherwood in Flint on April 11, 1970. He was an Advertising Executive at the Flint Journal, retiring in 1992 after 46 years of service. He attended Michigan State University and was a graduate of G.M.I.
Warren was a WWII Army Veteran. He belonged to the 580th Battalion, which was attached to the Third Army and General Patton. He met with his Army buddies annually and was the last surviving member of the group.
Warren loved working in his yard, meeting with his buddies, “The Troops” at “Polks Pub”, walking his dog, Mandy, and playing with his cat, Indy. He enjoyed visiting his son and daughter-in-law and playing with his beloved granddaughters, who were his pride and joy. He attended Flushing United Methodist Church for several years.
Warren was a 32nd-degree Mason and member of the Bay City Consistory. He was also a past member of the Flushing School Board, serving from 1980-1984, and he also served as its Treasurer from 1981-1984. Warren was instrumental in the organizing of the A.Y.S.O. Soccer Program at its inception. He also coached T-ball and was active in the Y.M.C.A. swim program for many years.
Warren is survived by: his wife, Nancy; son, Dr. Matthew and his wife Dr. Tina Harrison of Carmel, IN; grandchildren, Kylie, Sydney and Kendall; sister, Jackie Cavanaugh of Louisville, KY; mother-in-law, Valerie Sherwood of Flushing; brother-in-law, Thomas Sherwood of Swartz Creek; nephew, Jason and wife Kristine Sherwood of Gaines; great-nephew, Parker and great-niece, Reese; and many cherished friends.