Roland Lee Harrison

Roland Lee Harrison
February 5, 1939 – April 20, 2017

Roland Harrison, 78, of Bryan, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Roland’s family will receive guests during visiting hours from 4 to 7 pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017, with a Rosary recited at 5 pm at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Monday, April 24, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monsignor John A. McCaffrey officiating. His interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.

Born on February 5, 1939, in Tabor, Texas, Roland was a lifelong resident of Brazos County and Bryan. He was born to Isaac Brown and Nora Annie Holiday Harrison. After high school, Roland joined the Army National Guard and served a number of years. His family and friends knew him for being the most enthusiastic Texas Aggie sports fan. Roland was an Aggie Baseball season ticket holder for over twenty years. He was also a proud Usher for Texas A&M Football games. His family will best remember him for his support of their activities especially as a Little League East Coach and Bryan High School Sports Booster Club Volunteer. Roland enjoyed various cruises and a great trip to the casinos with his family and friends. He dedicated himself to serving as an Usher at St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a member of the church.

Preceding him death are his parents Isaac and Nora; his brother I.B. Harrison and wife Doris; his twin sister Mattie Smith, his sisters Lorraine Chaffin and husband Tiny, Helen Lero and husband Joe; his sisters-in-law Margaret Gott and husband Howard, Susie Harvell; brothers- in-law John E. Bomnskie, Gene Zulkowski, Pete Scanlin, and Phil Wayne.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Annette Harrison; his daughter Leanne Nelson and her children Jared and wife Christy, Julie, and Justin; his son Brian Harrison and wife Pamela and their children Abby and Braxton; his sisters Lila Mae Wayne, Mary Ellen Wine; sisters-in-law Betty Zulkowski, Dorothy Wolff and husband Oscar, Frances Scanlin; his brothers-in-law Ray Bomnskie and wife Debbie, and Jody Smith; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, Bryan Little League East, or Encompass Hospice, In Memory of Roland Harrison.

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  1. Ms. Annette and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayer go out to you.

  2. Condolences my dear cousin in all that has happened…I pray for comfort and peace during this time. Love Barbara marks & chuck.

  3. Dear Annette, My deepest sympathy to you as you go through this very difficult time. Roland was an incredible husband and father and he will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

  4. Annette and family,

    David and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Roland meant so much to David and our whole family. Know that we are praying for you all in this time of your grief and loss. May the Lord bless and keep you.

    Cathy & David Simmons

  5. From the back of Pa’s wagon for group pictures to now, you have been surrounded by love from many but none more dedicated than Roland’s for over half a century. Leanne and Brian could not have had better role models to prepare them for their journeys. May you each find comfort in the strength of your faith, and the memories and love you hold in your heart. My prayers and love are with you.

  6. Brian I just wanted to offer our condolences to you and your family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. With prayers and our deepest sympathy Annette to you and your family. Roland’s warming smile and greeting at mass will be missed.

  8. Annette and Family

    With Prayers and our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Roland’s smile and greeting at Mass will be missed.

  9. Dear Annette and Family, Please know that we hold you in our prayers during this most difficult time!. May God give you strength and courage as you go thru the next few weeks! I treasure your friendship, Bridge Sister! I am here if you need me!

    God Bless,
    Sue & Charles Hodges

  10. Brian,
    Please know that you and family are lifted up for comfort and peace during this time. My heart is heavy for you but is rejoicing in your dad’s home-going. Let us know if we can help in any way.

  11. Annette, I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Annette and family, My mom Ann ,my sister’s Nita, Elaine, Christie and myself send our deepest sympathy to y’all on the loss of Roland. Not only was he a great husband and father but all a great Uncle and friend. A great man all the way around. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

  13. Annette & family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.

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