Harrison, Jimmy

Jimmy Lee Harrison

April 21, 1953 - July 29, 2019

Jimmy Lee Harrison of The Colony, Texas passed away on July 29, 2019 at the age of 66 after a 3 year battle with prostate cancer.  He was on a return trip home after a family vacation when he passed away surrounded by his loving family in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Jimmy was born on April 21, 1953 to James and Nellie M. (Sales) Harrison in Lawton, Oklahoma.  He grew up in Iowa Park, Texas where he graduated from Iowa Park High School in 1971.  Jimmy continued his education at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas where he received his Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Jimmy married Cheryl Brown-Schlotman on November 5, 1988 in Coffeyville, Kansas.  He worked for Arco Pipeline Company for 19 years in Independence, Kansas and Houston, Texas.  Jimmy moved to Wichita as a controller for Kaneb Pipeline Company where he later became President.  Jimmy retired in 2018 from HollyFrontier after 13 years, where he held various positions in marketing, accounting, and management.  Jimmy was an avid golfer and loved to travel. He enjoyed working out in the yard, but most of all, Jimmy loved spending time with his family. He was a kind and loving husband, father and papa and will forever be dearly missed. Jimmy proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Cheryl Harrison of The Colony, Texas; children, Melissa Black and husband, David also of The Colony, Michael Harrison of Odessa, Texas and Kevin Harrison of Andover, Kansas; grandchildren, Haylie, Emma, Jenna, Brady, Cole, Landon and Tanner; mother, Nellie Harrison of Iowa Park, Texas; brother, Lloyd Harrison and wife, Jean of Abilene, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Harrison; and his brother, Lonnie Harrison.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. An inurnment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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I knew Jimmy for about ten years through HFC. He was always joyful and pleasant to be around. I’m so sorry for your loss. Madeline Yates, August 15, 2019 I had the pleasure of working with Jimmy his entire career at HollyFrontier. He had a vast knowledge of our industry and was a great source of information. HF was lucky to have him. You would seek out and always count on his trusted guidance for both workplace and personal situations. Above all he was a man of great integrity. I loved talking golf with him and hearing stories about the family trips and his reviews on the latest movies. I'm blessed to have known him. Rest in peace my friend and may God provide comfort to Cheryl and you family.
Mike Keller, August 15, 2019 Cheryl and family, So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We enjoyed getting to know you at Kaneb and Ron loved getting a call from Jimmy to play golf or just talk. Take care and remember our hearts are with you.
Ron and Marilyn Wahl, August 12, 2019 Rest Jimmy, until you hear at dawn, the low, clear reveille of God. Thank you for your service to this nation. Harry Simpson, August 11, 2019 Jimmy was a great guy, and always very cordial to be around. He will be missed! Marsha Brown , August 6, 2019 Jimmy was a good man that I admired and respected. He was always positive and upbeat and quick with a joke or quip. He was a great boss who was extremely fair and always willing to help and instruct. I always enjoyed our visits. He was courageous and faced his cancer bravely. He was an inspiration and a good example of how to live life and how to treat others well. Cheryl - I know that he loved you and cared for you. Thank you for taking such good care of him. You are also the best cookie maker ever. Thank you for sending those big batches of cookies to the HFC offices. I know I had more than my share. I will miss you Jimmy. Jeff Dulin, August 6, 2019 Great man. He will be missed. Amanda Campbell, August 4, 2019 Jimmy, the world is a much more somber place without you. I still say one of the smartest moves you ever made was to hand over that last Diet Coke to the crazy lady on your first day at Holly. Deborah Deibert, August 3, 2019 Cheryl - I'm so very sad that Jimmy passed away. I will forever see him sitting across from me in our office telling a story of a trip he took with you or a movie he saw the night before with you. Prayers to you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Carole McLaughlin , August 2, 2019 Cheryl, I'm so very sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jackie Huelskamp, August 2, 2019