Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Wallace Solomon Harrison

Born: 11/12/1917

Died: 8/27/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Wallace Solomon Harrison passed away August 27, 2004, in Houston, Texas. He was born November 12, 1917, in Soper, Oklahoma, and was the second child of Solomon Harrison and Nannie Lou Johnson. Wallace was proud of his American Indian heritage.

During World War II he was a 1st Sergeant in the European theater and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in battle.

Wallace worked many years for Public Service Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before his move to Houston, Texas. In Houston, he was a longtime accountant for Brown & Root Company.

After retirement, he spent many hours working in his vegetable garden and shared his harvest with many a neighbor and friend. Wallace was an avid Oklahoma University football fan and enjoyed watching baseball. He donated his time to his church’s food bank and Sunday school.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Harrison of Houston, Texas; one brother, Kenneth Harrison of Mesquite, Texas; twin children, Ronald Harrison and Cheryl Hein of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Tanya Woollard of Broken Arrow, Lisa Hanna of Tulsa, and Ronald Harrison Jr. of Boswell, Oklahoma, and three great-grandchildren.

Wallace Solomon Harrison