Fred Earl "Red" Harrison

Died: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
Location: Jacksboro First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
Location: Jacksboro First Baptist Church

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Mr. Fred Earl “Red” Harrison, age 89 of Caryville, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019.   He was a former member of Coolidge First Baptist Church and currently a member of Caryville First Baptist Church.  He was a very well known and highly accomplished musician, playing his signature instrument, the upright bass.  Over the years Red had a great opportunity to play music all around the U.S. and even internationally with names big and small.  Most recently he played with the house band at Rickard Ridge BBQ at Cove Lake.  Preceded in death by Wife, Rose Lee Wilma Kathleen Harrison, Son, James William “Billy” Harrison, Parents, William Harvey and Dicie Lawson Harrison, and several Brothers and Sisters.     


Survivors:  Daughters, Sharon King and husband, Rev. Danny King, Earlean “Charlie” Ramsay and husband, Martin Ramsay; Nine Grandchildren, Jeremiah King, Zachariah King, Sarepta Bailey, Thad King, Mary Fernandez, Mark, Luke, John Paul, and Joseph Ramsay; Twenty Great-Grandchildren; many dear Nieces, Nephews, and a special Brotherhood of musician friends. 


Funeral Services Friday 7 P.M. at Jacksboro First Baptist Church with Rev. W. H. “Sonny” Longmire, Rev. Danny King, and Martin Ramsay officiating.  Family and friends will meet Saturday 10 A.M. at Powell Valley Cemetery & Memorial Gardens for graveside services and interment.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.  Friday before services.  Online condolences for Mr. Harrison may be made at  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Fred Earl “Red” Harrison.

“I’ve made a lot of friends in my day.  If I had it to do all over again, I would have made more.”  --  So Says Red 

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Dewane, Nicholas & Kyle Shelton
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
Charlie our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. May our heavenly Father comfort you all over the coming weeks.

David and Sharon (Smith) Henegar
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
Fly high with the Angels Fred.
David and I are so sorry for your loss.
Prayers and Love to all.

Bob &Gertie l porter
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
we will miss our good buddy and friend

   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
I am very sorry that you have suffered this loss. It is hard to know just what to say when a loved one dies. Be assured that our loving Creator is aware of your loss and pain. Through His son, Christ Jesus, he has arranged to bring back to life, "all those in the memorial tombs." (John 5:28,29) At that time, Rev. 21:4, says: “And he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved father, grandpa and and friend. May God's Word comfort you and your family. Sincerely, Meryl, -

Amanda Reynolds
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
Prayers for the family and friends. He was such a sweet kind soul. Had the pleasure of getting to know him, his late wife and daughters when worked with them in therapy. You will never be forgotten and will forever be singing in heaven awaiting the day the rest your family and friends come home. Amanda Reynolds and family

David &Bernice Hennessee &Patrick
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
So sorry for your loss

Randy & Becky Smiddy
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
I am so glad to have met Red and his wife years ago at Lakeview Inn. Red will be missed! He was a character! My prayers go out to all his family and friends!

karla duncan
   Posted Thu January 24, 2019
Red you sure were talented! Play in heaven now my friend! RIP!