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Samuel Lee Harrison

June 11, 1949 August 17, 2018
Samuel Lee Harrison
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Obituary for Samuel Lee Harrison

Samuel Lee Harrison, 69 of Seminole passed away on August 17, 2018 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was born on June 11, 1949 in Wewoka. Leslie Lee Harrison and Joammie Harris were his parents. He had nine siblings and they had a lot of love shared between them. He loved his siblings and enjoyed spending time with them. Growing up they would enjoy playing together and learning the family traditions. He attended Wewoka Public Schools. He married Lucille Plumlee on August 28, 1997 in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

As a young man he joined the United States Marines and the United States Army where he served honorably until his retirement in 1976. He served in the Vietnam War from 1967-1969 earning two purple hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm and gold braid and a bronze star.

Sam always had a heart for looking after the other guy and ensuring their safety. Therefore, after serving our country it was natural for Sam to return home to Wewoka where he served as a Police Officer for many years. He was the Chief of Police for the Shawnee Absentee Tribe. He also worked at various other city and county departments as well as other tribal BIA Law Enforcement agencies. He continued his duties of protection with the Shawnee Absentee Tribal Child Welfare Department. Protecting children was always important to Sam.

He enjoyed race car driving. He was a member of the Seminole Nation and often arranged Pow Wow’s and was a member of the Seminole Nation Color Guard Unit. Known as “Two Dogs”, he enjoyed working on transistor radios where he made friends all over the world. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Joammie Harrison, Joan Harjo Burgess, and Alex Burgess, brothers Robert West Sr. and George Burgess Sr., sisters Baby girl Burgess and Marilee Jones, daughter-in-law Karrie Jo Harrison.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille of the home, sons Samuel Emmett Harrison, Johnny Wayne Harrison and wife Jo, Dawn Harrison, Elliot Shawn Harrison, Younger Harrison and wife Stephanie, Eddie Wayne Harrison, and daughter LeslieLee Harrison, Cheryle Plumlee, Debbie Plumlee, Sherry Sullens and husband Harold, Aaron Plumlee, grandchildren Mikkal, Emmett, Tristan, Scotty, Nausoche, Kylee, Jacob, Joey, Justin, Mary Jo, Hannah, Grace, Sean, Glinda, Kianne, Zachery, Eddie-Ryan, Daemyn-Lee, Austin Daniel, Kaytlyn, Abby, Chris, Cherie, Crystal, Garrett, Austin and Hayden, 13 great-grandchildren, siblings Nita Kay Jacobs, Amelia Harjo, Shirley Harrison, Charles Burgess, Joammie Wood, Claude Burgess, Gwen Warrenburg, and Marcella Bryan, as well as a host of other relatives.

A wake will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Many Springs Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Many Springs Baptist Church in Holdenville. Rev. Eddie Gooden and Rev. George Harjoche will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Timmie Casselman, Billy Wood Jr., Charlie Harjo, Wesley Roulston, Chebon Fish, and Ronald West. Honor bearers Church Deacons and his Military and Law Enforcement Brothers. Interment with full military honors will be at Many Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.


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Visitation

Monday

20

Aug

7:00 PM 8/20/2018 7:00:00 PM
Many Springs Baptist Church

7369 East 137 CR
Holdenville, OK 74848

Many Springs Baptist Church
7369 East 137 CR Holdenville 74848 OK

Funeral Service

Tuesday

21

Aug

2:00 PM 8/21/2018 2:00:00 PM
Many Springs Baptist Church

7369 East 137 CR
Holdenville, OK 74848

Many Springs Baptist Church
7369 East 137 CR Holdenville 74848 OK

Burial

Tuesday

21

Aug

Many Springs Baptist Church

7369 East 137 CR
Holdenville, OK 74848

Many Springs Baptist Church
7369 East 137 CR Holdenville 74848 OK
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