James William Harrison

August 16, 1946November 6, 2013
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James William Harrison Williamston, Michigan James W. Harrison, a proud veteran, steps down after a long fight with Agent Orange. James was born 16 August 1946 in Lansing, Michigan. He attended Walter French Jr. High and Eastern High School. He played tuba in band and orchestra. Jim joined the US Army in 1966. He served tours of duty in both Germany and the Republic of Vietnam. Jim was honorably discharged in 1969. Jim married Bonita Lynn Bennehoff on 30 May 1968 until her death 5 October 1983. Jim married Sharon Brunger on 18 August 1984. He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Harrison and Wilma E. Harrison, both of Lansing, MI., and wife Bonnie Harrison of Frankfort, MI. Jim is survived by wife, Sharon Harrison of Williamston MI.; sister, Cheryl E. (Gary) Canfield of Orient OH.; children, Tammy L. Harrison of Parsons, W.V., James P. (Julie) Harrison of Rives Junction, MI., Mark M. (Cristy) Brunger of Muskegon, MI., Sarah A. (Paul) Gorsline of Bossier City, LA; grandchildren, Jessica (Jerome) Deering, Brent (Betsy) Waldofsky, T.J. (Bella) Waldofsky, James M and Cheryl L. Dickinson, Dalton J. Harrison, Reese Brunger, Isaiah T., Gabriel I,. and Emma-Grace T. Gorsline; and great grandchildren, Trey and Gabrielle Waldofsky, and Claire Peek. Jim enjoyed bowling, traveling, family time, and attending local fairs. He attended West Locke Wesleyan Church of Williamston, and was a member of the Mason VFW and the American Legion. He was employed by General Motors from 1969-1999. The funeral service will be held Saturday November 9, 2013 at 12:00pm, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 205 E. Middle St. Williamston. The family will be receiving friends Friday, November 8, 2013 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: West Locke Wesleyan Church, 2652 Haslett Road, Williamston, MI 48895. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel ~


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2013

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Carl & Carole Oesterle

November 12, 2013

Our family will miss Jim. We had so much fun with him on our trips out west and to Alaska. He loved his family and never missed an opportunity to come to any of the family gatherings or reunions. He loved to have family over and BBQ hotdogs and hamburgers for us. He was a proud American. We will all miss him dearly. He was a great guy and a great brother-in-law.

Casey Sawyer

November 11, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Jim. We all had some good times. I will remember you all in my prayers. I am so sorry I was unable to attend the funeral. I will never forget his smile and jovial laughter. Sharon I love you and think of you often. I will try not to be such a stranger!


November 10, 2013

we love you jim you was very good to work with you will be missed

Mark Daniels

November 10, 2013

I am sorry to hear about Jim,he was my friend,we worked many years together at GM SPO, he was a good person,and will be sadly missed.

Michael Deline

November 9, 2013

Jim, you will be missed by so many of us that worked with you at GM. Thank you for your friendship and especially for your service to our country.

Doris Dry

November 9, 2013

Loved my cousin Bill. Will miss his trips to Fl. Enjoyed all our card games . He was always a lot of fun .Love you Bill.

Thank God we will all be together again someday.

Julie Londo

November 9, 2013

Here is a candle of you presence, we all love you Jim and will miss your laughs, I'm just sorry we never got around to give you that steak dinner, may you RIP,

Love always, willy and Julie, and Andries

Diane & Clyde Kerby Ingle

November 9, 2013

I grew up knowing him as Bill he was always happy, always had a joke to tell and forever had a smile on his face. He will be missed, Prayers to all the family in this time of heartbreak and sorrow. May the peace of knowing God put your hearts at ease.

All our love

Deborah Roberts

November 9, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing I just loved his positive and upbeat attitude and yes what a great jokester he was. Jim was a great person to talk to and always had a good word for anyone. He will be sadly missed.

Deborah Roberts (Dieterle)

Lori Morris

November 8, 2013

We will miss Uncle Jim so much! I couldn't have asked for a better Uncle. Jim was so good to me and was so much fun to be around. Our family gatherings will never be the same. God Bless you Sharon and your family. May you rest in peace Jim! Love you!