Frank James Harrison, 88

Frank James Harrison, 88, of Whaleyville, Md., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in White Hall, Ala., on April 4, 1929, son of the late William Harrison and Queenie V. (Mills) Harrison.

At a very young age, he and his family moved to Philadelphia, and he became a forklift operator for Pierce Fire Proofing in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., with more than 40 years of service. In 1993, Harrison and his family moved to Whaleyville.

Harrison loved deep-sea fishing, vegetable gardening, taking long-distance trips, and deer and rabbit hunting. He was a great family man, not only to his brother, sister, nieces and nephews, but to all who knew him. He loved his family and friends, and if he could help in any way, he would. He was an awesome example to all. Harrison was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Berlin, Md.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 60 years, Catherine (Lattimore) Harrison; five children, Louise Swinson, Virgia Lemon and her husband, Wayne, Frank James Harrison Jr., Fred Harrison, and Billy Harrison and his wife, Tracy; his adopted son, Sean Lattimore, and his wife, Wendy; and a son that he raised, Danny Harrison; his brother, Calvin Harrison, and his wife, Eleanor; a sister, Dorothy Harper, and her husband, Ezekiel; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. He cherished life and family so much that he added seven more to the family.

A visitation was scheduled for May 12, 2017, at Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, Del., with memorial service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Berlin, Md. Interment was to be private. Condolences may be sent online at