On Tuesday, December 5, 2018 Lieutenant Colonel Bruce A. Harrison
(USA Retired) passed away peacefully at the age of 81 at the Trellis
Supportive Care Hospice facility in Winston-Salem, NC. Bruce was a
loving husband and father of three boys.
Bruce was born in Indianapolis, IN to Claude and Georgia Harrison. On
August 14, 1959, he married Carole Elizabeth Crews and they raised
three sons, Tom, Alan, and Ryan while he served and traveled as a
Medical Entomologist in the Army for 23 years. He received his PhD
form North Carolina State University. After retirement from the U.S.
Army he worked for the state of North Carolina until January 2012.
After retiring from the State of North Carolina, he continued to do
free-lance work and enjoyed his work until his health declined
beginning December 2017. His career as a Medical Entomologist was a
Bruce loved nature, the outdoors, fishing, and sharing his knowledge
with co-workers and university students. Only a handful of his family
and friends could out fish him! He was world-renowned for his
knowledge of mosquitoes and insect borne diseases. He spent decades
traveling the world conducting research and providing guidance to
communities to help minimize health risks. It was common for him to
go into communities after natural disasters to provide relief support
related to insect borne diseases. Throughout his life he served willingly
and with a strong desire to help local communities.
Bruce is preceded in death by his mother, father, and one grandson.
He is survived by his wife Carole, a brother and sister, his three sons,
and 11 grandchildren. A celebrate life will be held sometime in 2019.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donation be sent to Trellis
Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, in honor
of Bruce A. Harrison.
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