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William Eugene Harrison

William Eugene Harrison, 89, of Sedalia, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at his home.

He was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Middlefork, to Leonard E. and Myrtle Irene (Williams) Harrison. Bill was formerly married to Mary Louise Smart.

Bill attended Forest High School. He worked for WLC Company in Sedalia for over 65 years as a truck driver, retiring in 2013. He was a member of the Beard Masonic Lodge for many years, lifetime member of the Moose Lodge in Lafayette, honorary member of the Navy Club and lifetime honorary member of the V.F.W. in Lafayette. Bill enjoyed family dinners at his daughter Darlene’s house, fishing trips to Canada, visiting casinos and Saturday morning breakfasts at Hoops.

Surviving Bill are his children, Philip (Teri) Harrison of Sedalia, Darlene McCollum of Frankfort, and William Henry Harrison of Lafayette; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ricky Lee Harrison; daughters, Marianne Martin and Ruth Proctor; longtime companion, Lorene Sitterding; son-in-law, Rick McCollum; one granddaughter; four sisters; and three brothers.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel from 1-5 p.m. to the start of the Masonic rites at 5 p.m. Funeral services for Bill will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Middlefork Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.