Leonard Marvin Harrison, Jr.
Leonard Marvin Harrison, Jr., 90, of Lockhart went home to be our Lord on April 4, 2020. Leonard was born in Lockhart on November 30, 1929 to Leonard Marvin, Sr. and Gracie Rodenberg Harrison. He was raised on a farm south of town with three older sisters, Margaret, Inez and Ada Grace. There he learned to pick cotton, tend to animals and ride horses.
Leonard was a 1948 graduate of Lockhart High School. In 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served four years during the Korean War aboard Patrol Craft Escort Control 898. After being honorably discharged, he attended barber school, married and had three daughters, Rennae, Andrea (Diddy) and Cindy.
In 1981, Leonard married the love of his life, Veda Grider Halliburton. They spent 39 years together as best friends and partners. Their home was always filled with love, joy and respect. They were members of Primitive Baptist Church in Lockhart.
Leonard was good at so many things, but his passion was horses. He broke and trained many horses for his friends and his daughters, and he was an excellent calf roper.
He is survived by his wife, Veda Harrison; daughters Rennae Speed, Andrea Sawyer and husband Mark, and Cindy Harrison; granddaughter Hannah Sawyer and grandson James Speed and wife Jessica, and great granddaughter, Naomi; his sister, Ada Grace McGee and husband Marlon; nieces Brenda White and Marla Heger; step-daughter, Gay Shelnutt and husband Wayne, and step-grandchildren Leslie Shelnutt, Charis Pogue and Tonya Baker.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Margaret Harrison and Inez White, and step-daughter Karen Pogue.
A private graveside service took place on Tuesday, April 7th. A celebration of life will be held at a date to be announced. Our sincerest thanks to Central Texas Medical Center Hospice for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to CTMC Hospice located at 1315 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
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