|Price Edwin Harrison Jr., age 77, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Price Edwin Harrison, Sr. and Ella McKnight Harrison. Price is survived by his brother James T. Harrison (Peggy); two sons, Price Edwin Harrison, III (Stacy Davis Harrison) and Mark Michael Harrison and daughter, Hart Harrison, all of Nashville, Tennessee.
He grew up in Murfreesboro TN. As a young man he spent summers in Alaska working on the railroad. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, continued his advanced studies at Rice Uni versity, and then attended Boston University where he earned a PhD in Health and Physical Educa tion. Following graduation, he spent 20 years as a professor at Middle Tennessee State University. He raised purebred Angus cattle and founded “Angus News”, a trade newspaper, which he published for 40 years. He was a devoted member of Buckner’s Chapel United Methodist, Smithville, TN.
Visitation will be held at Jennings and Ayers Chapel on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and Sunday, January 9, 2011 from 1:00pm until service time at 2:00pm.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 2:00pm at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home, 820 South Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130, 615-893-2422, www.jenningsandayers.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The MTSU Foundation, P.O. Box 109, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, in honor of Price E. Harrison, Jr.