Friday, 21 May 2021 22:55

Leonard Franklin "Lee" Harrison, III

Leonard Franklin “Lee” Harrison, III, age 41, a lifelong resident of Dinwiddie County, VA, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 20, 2021. A wonderful loving husband, father, son, grandson, and friend, Lee was born February 6, 1980 in Petersburg, Virginia. An avid outdoorsman, he especially loved to hunt and fish and he shared these adventures with each of his children. At the age of 18, Lee experienced a traumatic burn injury, but he never allowed himself to be a victim. He began what would be the fight of a lifetime. What started with relearning to eat and walk independently, transformed into a man of character and strength that built a successful construction business as well as many other endeavors. Lee faced his disability with determination and tenacity. Shortly after his accident, Lee met the love of his life, Leann. Their life together for 18 years has been filled with support of their children’s hobbies in car and horse racing. Much of their time was spent together at race tracks where they developed a large extended family. Lee was an overcomer, a leader, and a difference maker. His work ethic and passion to live every day like it was his last led to success in what matters most. He will be deeply missed by all those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him. To know Lee was to love him. He was preceded in death by a son Brennan Lee Harrison; maternal grandmother, Mary Clay; and paternal grandparents, Leonard and Doris Harrison. Lee leaves a lifetime of cherished memories for a loving family that includes his wife of 18 years, Leann Sanders Harrison; his children, Breanna Leigh Harrison, Leonard F. “Layton” Harrison, IV, and Tyler Ray Harrison; his father, L. F. Jr. and wife, Marie Harrison; his mother, Susan and husband, Chuck Little; sister, Marianne Barnett and husband, Mike; brothers, Jonathon Harrison and Daniel Wingler and wife, Brittany; maternal grandfather, Harry Clay, as well as many aunts uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Friends and family will gather for a special service to celebrate and remember Lee’s wonderful life. Please join us at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Western Heights Baptist Church. The family will greet friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Leonard F. Harrison III Memorial Fund at any branch of Touchstone Bank. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com
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  • Comment Link Wayne Joyner Saturday, 22 May 2021 20:20 posted by Wayne Joyner

    L F this is Wayne Joyner I'm so sorry for your lost if I can do anything please don't hesitate to let me know

  • Comment Link Kim Harvanek Saturday, 22 May 2021 19:07 posted by Kim Harvanek

    We are so sorry to hear this about Lee. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Scotty, Kim and entire Harvanek family are sending prayers and love during this very difficult time

  • Comment Link Kathy Rainey Saturday, 22 May 2021 18:29 posted by Kathy Rainey

    Leann I am so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. I can't imagine how you and the children are feeling. I pray that you will find comfort in the years you had together. I will be praying for you and all of your family.

  • Comment Link Chad Underhill Saturday, 22 May 2021 16:57 posted by Chad Underhill

    Love and prayers to all of Lee’s family and to his wife and children! What a man! Truly will be missed!

  • Comment Link Bubba and Virginia Saturday, 22 May 2021 15:39 posted by Bubba and Virginia

    I am so sorry for you the family’s loss. God Bless you all. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. Bubba & Virginia Milliner

  • Comment Link Earnie Taylor Saturday, 22 May 2021 15:29 posted by Earnie Taylor

    Lee I'll miss you. You were a good guy, a family man. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Comment Link Sheila   Carl Ladd Saturday, 22 May 2021 15:24 posted by Sheila Carl Ladd

    I have known Lee since he was a little tiny boy. He use to go to Grace Baptist School with my son Donald Nathan Harris. They were best friends until Nathan passed at 9 in the 4th Grade. I am so sorry for your Loss. My Husband Carl and myself dealt with Lee professionally a couple of years ago. He was very talented and was very proud of the racecar for his son then. He will be missed by so many. Praying for the entire family and all his friends that are hurting at the same time. May God be with each one of you.

  • Comment Link Marion  Nancy Potter Saturday, 22 May 2021 15:20 posted by Marion Nancy Potter

    Words can not describe the feeling of loss from a Dinwiddie County icon that was such a great father, son , brother, friend and acquaintance. Prayers!

  • Comment Link Kelly Grindstaff Saturday, 22 May 2021 14:43 posted by Kelly Grindstaff

    Susan, so very sorry for your loss. Praying for your entire family, that you may find peace and comfort during this time of loss❤️

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