Gilbert Duane Harrison, Sr. was born November 1, 1930, in Clifty, Arkansas, to parents, Clara Theo Brown Harrison and Harold Harrison and died December 20, 2023 in Houston, Texas, He is preceded in death by his parents and his only brother, Leo Darrell Harrison.
Duane is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte Ann Harrison of 47 years, his three children, Gilbert D. Harrison, Jr., Debra Diane Giese, David Harold Harrison and three stepchildren, Angela Miller, Michael Miller and Tony Miller. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a model of quiet strength to all of them and will be loved and missed greatly.
Duane was a member of the United States Air Force, a veteran of the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953. He moved to Houston, Texas in 1964 and was employed by Dynalectron at Nasa until 1976. He was then employed by North American Turbine and retired from Kentech, Inc in 2005.
Duane always missed his home state of Arkansas, which he loved, but circumstances never allowed him to return to live there. He has now returned and is resting peacefully.