Gary Allen Harrison

July 14, 1970July 30, 2018

Gary Allen Harrison, 48, of Belleville, IL, born, July 14, 1970, passed away, Monday, July 30, 2018 in St Louis, MO surrounded by his loved ones.

To know Gary was to love him, he never met a stranger. He possessed a dedicated work ethic and often show cased his go-getter mentality through his work. Gary worked as a repairman for over 15 years, on small engine repairs. He had a passion for cars, especially classic cars, traveling with friends, and spending time with loved ones. His true love was the one he shared with those 5 kids. He was a loving brother, uncle, brother-in-law, and true friend. He will truly be missed and remembered by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by both parents: Billy and Barbara (nee Hensler) Harrison.

Surviving to cherish memories are his siblings: Tim (Melanie) Harrison, Sheila (Kevin) McCarver, Nancy (Jacques) Sucic, and Mary Harrison, his nieces and nephews: Robert, Joseph, and Curtis Harrison, Jimmy, Jacyln, Joshua, Jacob, and Jesus Payne, special friends that were more like family, Kathy (David) Weaver-Johnson, Yvonne Mann, Kellsie (Josh) Roth, Courtnie, Justin, and Evans Weaver, Brielle Cundiff, and Kellsie and Josh’s children, Troy and Sullivan, and a dear number or relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). Additional memories and condolences may be made online at

Visitation: Family and friends may visit from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, Friday, August 3, 2018, at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N Illinois, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

Funeral Service: Funeral Services will be held immediately following visitation at 12:00 pm. Interment to take place at Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.


  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Burial Friday, August 3, 2018

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Michelle Badgett

August 3, 2018

Gary, the kind of sweet soul you are, I know that you are resting in the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Rest in peace. Prayers of comfort to the family.

Nancy sucic

August 3, 2018

Gary my big brother, had a loving warm heart. We share some great memories like when we were watching MTV and you would walk you the house singing Def Leppard song pour some sugar on me and I took you seriously and poured sugar you, and when u worked on your yellow Nova in the back yard on High Street and I would watch u and sometimes u would explain what you were doing. And many will be dearly missed, I love you Gary 💕💕🚗

Courtnie Weaver

August 3, 2018

Gary was the man who helped raise me, showed me my love for movies, especially fast and furious, he showed me that candy and chips really do fix everything, and that there is never moment when it's not okay to be silly. He was the man who was always there for me even when he was sick, he put everyone first And I will always carry his memories with me. Love you Gary -JOJO

Bobbie Benesh

August 3, 2018

I met Gary about 13 years when he lives across the alley from me. He cut my grass. We became friends. If I needed to go work, store and doctor he would take me. I could always depend on Gary. We would talk on the phone too. He was the most kind-hearted person, who always had a smile. I will miss you my friend.

Trisha McEvilly

August 2, 2018

I first met Gary in junior high and would see him around the neighborhood. He worked at the local grocery store bagging groceries he always had a smile on his face. Our paths would cross again later in life working together for several years at ring container and on the last day of running the machine to complete an order it was just him and I. I will always remember as the little man with a big heart. Rip Gary

Peggie Winston

August 2, 2018

I met Gary a few years ago on Thanksgiving. We hit it off big time. He kept me laughing. I met him through Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. By the time the evening was over Gary and I were good friends. R.I.H. My friend. 💕

Sheila Mccarver

August 2, 2018

We've done many things together as we were growing up. From cruising down Main Street, hanging out on the porch talking about different things, fighting over the remote for the tv to catching couches on fire, plus a whole lot more. I Iove you so much and I’m going to miss you. You’re one of the most kindest and caring people I’ve ever known. Until we meet again big brother. 😘😘😘

Kathryn weaver johnson

August 1, 2018

will never forget you , the many memories we shared over the years . one of the funniest is when convinced you to try new food and you would gag. or the times we sit and BBQ and hang out, from our many porch conversations , to our silly crazy togetherness we shared. thanks for being a great father figure to my kids, thanks for being more than a friend than one could ever be. thanks for your kindness , your time, thanks for your heart. but most of all just for loving me for no reason but just because.
i cherish you,

Michael Varnum

August 1, 2018

Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them. Gary may be gone but his tales will live forever. You'll be missed Gary.

Tim Harrison

August 1, 2018

My brother was a beautiful soul and he is now free of his suffering. Gary always showed concern for everyone, even with his illness taking its toll. Just a beautiful person that I can't wait to reunite with to see him pain-free and happy. Be free Gary and until we see each other again, I love you.