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SFC, Kevin Karl Harrison Sr.
September 3, 1955 ~ August 31, 2022 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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RET, SFC Kevin Karl Harrison Sr., of Washington, DC was called to be with his Lord and Savior on August 31, 2022. Kevin was a highly decorated Veteran, loving husband, father, brother, and friend to all. His unbelievable 9-month struggle with Lung Cancer is a testament to his determination and the love he had for his family to fight to spend as many moments as he could with them.
He is survived by the love of his life, Wife Yvonne; Son Kevin (Lavonda) K. Harrison Jr.; Daughter Kristen (Walter) R. Beamon; Grandsons Carter & Miles; Sister Karen (Renea) Baker; Sister Brenda Gregg; Aunt Viola Cooke; and various cousins, nieces and nephews many who still reside in the D.C. area. He is also survived by in-laws Gilbert Moreno, Cyndi (Rob) Nieuwenhuis, Annie Moreno, and Antonio Moreno.
Kevin is preceded in death by his Mother Corrine V. Collins; Siblings - Valerie Taylor, Ronald Gregg, Sherwood Gregg, Pamela Gregg; and Father Karl F. Harrison.
Kevin served in the US Army for 22 years, was proudest of being stationed at Berlin Brigade; 25th Infantry Division, Hawaii; 1st Calvary Division, Ft, Hood, TX where he deployed to Desert Storm. Kevin retired from Ft. Huachuca, AZ. in 1997 and decided to make Sierra Vista his home for the last 25 years.
Following military retirement, Kevin continued to supporting the Army as a Government contractor(s) until around 2013. He then decided to come out of retirement and drive school buses for the Sierra Vista School District, He had a way of connecting with the youth, loved teaching them history, music, culture, and just playing music for them to enjoy their ride to and/from school.
Those are the facts of his life, but if you knew Kevin, he was so much more. His truest legacy was his boisterous laugh and voice, multitude of baseball caps, dark sunglasses, witty candor, and political debates. Kevin inherited from his mother a love of movies, national history and rooting for hometown teams - Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals, Notre Dame and occasionally the New York Yankees. Kevin never hesitated to say what was on his mind, to lend an ear to whomever needed, would offer occasional advise (good or bad), and would lay his life to protect his family.
Memorial services will be held at the St. Andrew The Apostle Parish Hatfield on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 10:30 AM. Committal with military honors will follow at Post Cemetery on Ft. Huachuca at 1pm.