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Edward James Harrison, Age: 79
Sep 09, 1942 - Apr 28, 2022

Edward James Harrison, “G.E. - Grandpa Ed”, 79 years of age passed away peacefully at the Olathe Hospice House on April 28, 2022 in the city of Olathe, Kansas.  “GE - Grandpa Ed” was born in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Richard Harrison and Bessie Smith on September 9, 1942. Edward, “G.E. - Grandpa Ed” was one of 5 siblings, brother to Kenneth Harrison (deceased), Harold Harrison (deceased), and is preceded in death by siblings Frank and Robena Harvin. At a young age, Edward enlisted in the United States Air Force and continued his public service by becoming a law enforcement officer for the City of Berkeley, Missouri.  In 1978, Edward continued his career in law enforcement attending Rio Hondo Police Academy in the State of California and later gaining employment with the Los Angeles Airport Police.  After leaving a career in law enforcement, Edward continued to work for the City of Los Angeles as a Parking Enforcement Officer and also working as security for the American Red Cross in Mid City Los Angeles. After more than 20 years of service to the City of Los Angeles, Edward retired in 2011 for a brief period.  In 2013, Edward returned to work as a security officer at the Headquarters for The Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles.  Edward fully retired in 2014 having decided to move from Los Angeles County to Overland Park, Kansas. In life, Edward was a true sports fan fond of professional/college sports such as baseball, basketball, but mainly football.  His favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys, “America’s Team” fittingly as Edward was a vet and dedicated to public service throughout his life. Edward is preceded in death by father Richard Harrison, mother Bessie Smith, brothers Harold Harrison and Kenneth Harrison; sister, Cleo Yvonne Waddy; ex-wife Julia Dentmen and sons Edward Jr. and Michael Harrison and grandson Thomas Arrington. Edward is survived by ex-wife Laura McRoberts; daughter Latriece Harrison, and sons Brandon and Dana Harrison; grandchildren Ashley Harrison, Alita Harrison, Asia Harrison, Edward James Jr. II, Maya Arrington, Miya Arrington, Bryce Diego Harrison, Sydnee Harrison, Dana Jr. (DJ) Harrison, and Amoni Luna Harrison. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00am Tuesday May 10, 2022 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection located at 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS, 66224.  All are invited to attend.

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Celebration of Life
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
13720 Roe Avenue
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May 10 ,2022
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Greg Langhorn May 04 ,2022

Co-Worker/Friend ,Batesville ,Mississippi

To the Harrison Family: Ed “Big Ed” and I met the summer of 1988 in Los Angeles. We became good friends and remained that way up to the end. We worked first at the Department of Transportation Los Angeles as Traffic Officers. After several years, he trusted my move to the Department of Water and Power as Security Officer and he soon followed. We got into good and bad troubles but we survived until our retirements. Him first and me afterwards. We valued each other’s opinions/recommendations as well as secrets. When I say, Ed was a true friend and Good Brother, please believe me. Big Ed, go if you must but know your conversations and presence Will be miss. You won’t be forgotten. My condolences 💐 to entire Harrison Family.

Barbara Calhoun May 04 ,2022

Friend co-worker ,Compton ,California

I met Ed when he became a Traffic Officer with the City of LA. Ed was funny, he had a sense of humor, he could make you laugh so hard you would cry. One day while Ed was writing tickets he saw a violation and proceeded to go write the ticket, there was a fence in the way and Ed jumped the fence and came down the wrong way and cut himself, not 2 bad. We would tease Ed about the car that got away. Ed would take it in stride and laugh with us. Ed would go on my bus trips when I would go to Vegas and when I stopped, we would go on the trips with the Delegant Ladies. Ed was my friend, we did not talk very much but when we did, Greg Langhorn would be on the phone and all three of us would joke, laugh and talk smack. I will always remember Ed, he was a helper and would give you the clothes off of his back, if you needed anything. Rest on, your job is done. God has another mission for you. R.I.P. my friend. Amen!!

Tonya & Mark Ingalls May 04 ,2022

Friend ,Phoenix ,Arizona

Dana, Andrea, Syd, & DJ- sending our condolences and thinking of you. Long live the memories of your Dad and Grandpa. Mark & Tonya Ingalls

Sherrilynn Floyd-Henry May 04 ,2022

Coworker ,Los Angeles ,California

May God hold your family in the palm of his hands during this season of life.

William Montgomery May 05 ,2022

Past co-worker with City of Los Angeles. ,Whittier ,California

Ed will always be remembered as one who cared and a true friend.

Deborah Manuel May 07 ,2022

Niece ,Burns Harbor ,Indiana

Sending my prayers and condolences to my cousins (The Harrison Family). Will always remember the memories as a child of my Uncle Edward whenever he will visit his sister (my Mom) in Chicago. Will always cherish those memories. Rest well Uncle Edward 🙏🏾❤️

Monique Harrell May 09 ,2022

Coworker ,Los Angeles ,California

Please accept my condolences. I worked with Ed almost 30 years ago as a traffic officer and then later at the Department of Water and Power. Ed was a good man who often provided guidance to make sure I stayed on track. He will be missed.