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Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:35

Lloyd Meade "Buck" Harrison, III

With the Grace of God and unrivaled strength, our beloved Lloyd Meade “Buck” Harrison, III, passed into his Creator’s heavenly kingdom after a courageous battle with Covid. He was 57. Throughout his month long battle, he remained optimistic and continually gave a “thumbs up” to his healthcare team and family, who were able to FaceTime him. He was able to personally be with his family during his final hours. Buck was born on November 18, 1963, in McKenney, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd Meade Harrison, Jr. and Suzanne Peebles Harrison, and his brother Charles Holton Harrison. He was the grandson of Lloyd Meade Harrison and Lois Ferrell Harrison of McKenney, Virginia, and Marion Wooten Peebles and Dorothy Holton Peebles of Lawrenceville, Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Kei Harrison, of Emporia, Virginia, sons, Stanley Meade Harrison and Holton Winfield Harrison of McKenney, Charles Henry Harrison of Richmond, Virginia, and Lloyd Benjamin Harrison of Oceanside, California, his brother, Marion Peebles Harrison, his sister-in-law, Avery Hesford Harrison of Duck, North Carolina and brother-in-law, Brian Kei of Chester, Virginia, nieces Suzanne Harrison, Morgan Kei and Kacey Kei and nephews, William and Smith Harrison. Known as “4 boys Harrison”, his sons were his life. Family would often characterize him as “Mama Buck” because he was a lot like his own mother in his instincts and care for his sons. To those who knew him best, he will be remembered as a quiet, honest, dependable, and good man; always quick with a nickname and witty comment. He enjoyed many visits from his family to his grandparents’ home place, right across the road from his own farm, where he was so happy to pass on traditions of hunting and stewardship of the land. Buck is survived by many family and friends who attended Brunswick Academy. Those friendships have lasted a lifetime. Buck started playing football in 1978 and fell in love with the sport. It is amazing the details he could remember from his many games. He also played basketball but often joked that he felt he was more of a training tool to prepare the other players. He was fine with that. Buck’s love for football and Brunswick Academy lasted well into his adulthood, where he served on the Board of Directors and helped coach the Junior Varsity Football team and was famous for the second string known as “Buck’s beagles”. He wanted to give those guys a chance at playing in the game too. Buck loved his family and friends, and he also loved his family farm, Sunnyside, named for the sunny side of the Nottoway River, only about a mile down the road. Buck was a good shepherd. He started in the cattle business with his father right after his graduation from Virginia Tech in 1986. He cared for the land and his cattle with tender loving care and constant vigilance. Many a kid in the area when they would see a cow in any field, not particularly Buck’s, would say “Buck’s Cows!” You could say he had his own brand. After Brunswick Academy, Buck attended Virginia Tech earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agricultural Education. He loved his Hokie Football and was an avid season ticket holder for over twenty years. He was a lifelong member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church located across from his farm. He served as Senior and Junior Wardens as well as treasurer on the Vestry. A private funeral service will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd, at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life Service will be planned for later in the year when circumstances allow. The family will be forever grateful to the staffs of Chippenham Hospital and Crewe Medical Center for their wonderful care and support. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Post Office Box 357, McKenney, Virginia 23872. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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12 comments

  • Comment Link Jennifer Julian Fogleman Friday, 05 February 2021 10:25 posted by Jennifer Julian Fogleman

    Sandra, I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. I cannot image the unbelievable
    pain you must be going through. Wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and your family. I hope we can get together in the near future so we can all hug each other again. Sending you all my love. Take care.

  • Comment Link jill elkins surprenant Friday, 29 January 2021 09:58 posted by jill elkins surprenant

    My heartfelt condolences to Buck's family. He was a true friend and an absolute joy to be around. Our time with the "Heathens" at Virginia Tech will last forever in my memory. I am saddened that we lost touch over the years, but he made a mark on all he befriended for sure. He gave us all our nicknames (mine was---and still is "Jill-Honey" and he also game exceptional kindness, generosity, and ferocious Hokie love! What a blessing it was to have crossed his path!

  • Comment Link Parker Harrell Friday, 22 January 2021 20:57 posted by Parker Harrell

    I'm sad to hear of Buck's passing. My prayers go out to his family. May he rest in peace. He was truly a good guy.

  • Comment Link Donna Heuneman Friday, 22 January 2021 15:12 posted by Donna Heuneman

    Sending a prayer to your family during this difficult time for you all. My deepest sympathy and condolences are coming your way, so look for them in the smell of the hay, the flow of the river, a rainbow or sprouting flower. They will be there for you!

  • Comment Link Gary Otten Thursday, 21 January 2021 21:43 posted by Gary Otten

    Buck was such a friendly guy. We went to Brunswick Academy together, He always had something NICE to say. It's a good feeling to know he is at PEACE. My prayers are with all of you.

  • Comment Link Carolyn Poole Messier Thursday, 21 January 2021 20:05 posted by Carolyn Poole Messier

    Our deepest sympathy to the Harrison family! With Love, Carolyn, Sareese and Betty Martha and Billy Poole

  • Comment Link Randy Sirles Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:55 posted by Randy Sirles

    I am sorry to hear the passing of Buck , I’m sure he will be greatly missed. May God comfort you in this time of need.

  • Comment Link Ann Crewe Thursday, 21 January 2021 16:51 posted by Ann Crewe

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Buck was “one of the good guys” and will be greatly missed by many. May God comfort each of you in the coming days.

  • Comment Link Todd Dix Thursday, 21 January 2021 09:14 posted by Todd Dix

    My lifelong buddy Buck....nothing but great memories...be with GOD my friend..You left to soon but I am proud to have called you friend for so many years...

  • Comment Link Sherri Parker Thompson Thursday, 21 January 2021 02:03 posted by Sherri Parker Thompson

    I am so very sorry to learn of Buck's passing. We were in the same class at Brunswick Academy, and was always a nice, friendly, and funny guy. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.

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