Gordon Dendy Harrison, Jr.

Born: Wed., Apr. 11, 1945
Died: Tue., May 17, 2016


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., May 21, 2016
Location: First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., May 21, 2016
Location: First Baptist Church

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Gordon Dendy Harrison, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Vitas Healthcare in Duluth, GA.  Dendy was born on April 11, 1945 in Athens, Georgia to the late Gordon Dendy Harrison, Sr. and Gaynor Page Dye Harrison. He was their only child. He received his primary and secondary education in the public schools of Greene County graduating from Greensboro High School 1963 as the Star Student. While growing up in Greensboro he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy doing five tours of duty in Vietnam. Gordon  married his high school sweetheart, the former Rosa Mary Puckett, on June 15, 1966.  Since 1968 they have lived in Decatur, GA.  He retired in 2000 after thirty two years of working with the Atlanta Gas Light Company as the Shift Supervisor of Computer Operations.  He had a lifelong love affair with music, books, photography, writing and gardening.  He spent his free time playing music (records and later on, begrudgingly, tapes and cds), reading (mostly sci-fi, fantasy and his favorite, comic books), taking pictures, writing in his journal and fussing with his flowers. His autumns were devoted to his beloved Georgia Bulldawgs. But his greatest love was his family where he truly shined as a wonderful husband, father (or most commonly referred to as the fourth child) and grandfather. 

He is survived by Rosa Harrison, his wife of nearly fifty years; two daughters, Elaine Michelle Scott (Al) of Suwanee, GA and Rebecca Elizabeth LeAnne Hawk (Duane) of Cumming, GA; a son, Ken Harrison (Robin) of Cumming, GA; three grandchildren, Harrison Alexander Scott, Katherine Elaine Scott and Blane Roehrich; a number of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Al Scott and Elaine Scott officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at the Greensboro City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA.  Serving as pallbearers are Ken Harrison, Duane Hawk, Harrison Scott, Gordon Collins, Nathan Collins, and Ralph Boswell.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 or Vitas Healthcare (https://www.vitas.com/community-connection). McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Ennis R. Eaton
   Posted Thu May 19, 2016
So long Dendy.. It was great knowing you all through High School.

Marcus Kent
   Posted Fri May 20, 2016
You are in a better place, and your home was a place of refuge for me when at a bad time in my life. Thank you for your patience and go with my love and appreciation Gordon.

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Fri May 20, 2016
Rosa and family, my heart goes out to you. I know this will be hard, but you have your great memories to help. Lean on Gods love and know you will see him again. You will be in my prayers.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Fri May 20, 2016
Rosa and Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with each member of your family during
this time and in the weeks and months to come.

Brynda & Frank Roth
   Posted Sat May 21, 2016
Dear Gordon, We did not have the privilege of knowing you before your illness.
We love your son, Ken who is our son-in-law & he has so much of you in him.
We admire his qualities, interests & hobbies & I'm sure you're enjoying those in Heaven right now! So peace be to you & your family.

Bill Crawford
   Posted Sun May 29, 2016
Rosa and family,, I am so sorry for your loss..My sympathies and condolences are with you..Prayers for the family at this difficult time..

Susan whittaker
   Posted Thu June 02, 2016
Rosa, I shared so many great times with Dendy through 12 years and you through high school. Now you and your children have so many more great memories with Dendy to take you the rest of the way. There always will be peace at the end of the rainbow. We must always keep our faith in God and he will provide. Take care as you will always be in my thoughts.
Love, Susan