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Charles Granvel Harrison

August 4, 1932 ~ July 9, 2020 (age 87)


Charles Granvel Harrison, 87 of Beaver Dam went to his heavenly home on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Signature Healthcare of Hartford. He was born on August 4, 1932 in Edmonson County, Kentucky to the late Leslie and Hallie Harrison. Charles served in the United States Army and was the 40th signal battalion clerk in Karlsruhe, Germany during the Korean War era. He played basketball at the University of Louisville and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College after high school. Mr. Harrison attended Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Martha E. Crawford; one sister, Claire Jean (Charlie) Downs; one brother, Donald Ray Harrison and his in-laws, H.B. and Grethel Stanley.

He leaves behind to cherish many memories his wife of 65 years, Mary Jo Stanley Harrison of Beaver Dam; his siblings, Leon Harrison and Joan (Larry) Bess, both of Grayson County; his brother-in-law, Bill (Pat) Stanley of Beaver Dam; his aunt, Ruth Ellen Stanley of Elizabethtown; his beloved caretaker, Emmilee Southard and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 12, 2020 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Doug King officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Friends may visit with his family from 2-6 PM Saturday and 12 PM until the time of the service on Sunday. In compliance with health and public safety directives, capacity will be limited in accordance with state guidelines.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contribution to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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July 11, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Funeral Service
July 12, 2020

2:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Interment following funeral service
July 12, 2020

Sunnyside Cemetery
Hwy 62 East
Beaver Dam, KY 42320


Dementia Society of America
PO Box 600, Doylestown PA 18901

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