Charles R. Harrison
Charlie "Harley" Harrison is preceded in death by his father, Harding Harrison, and his mother, Marjorie Harrison. He is survived by a sister, Diane Porterfield, two daughters, Devra Paige Harrison and Tina Gayle Ward, and his five grandchildren, Landra Jones, Shannaci Jones, Ariel Cates, Ariana Gilliam, and Chade Gilliam.
Charles was born in Clinton, Oklahoma and as a teen during the mid-sixties the family moved to Chickasha. A member of the Chickasha High School Marching Band and graduated with the class of 1971. Lived there most of his life, with the exception of three years living in Los Angeles, California.
Charlie's two passions in life were motorcycles and music. He was the member of several well-known bands including The Cocktails, Victoria Vein and the Thunderpunks, and Debris'. He was a local music celebrity, he appeared several times on Oklahoma (Circa 1974 Ronnie Kaye's dance program "The Scene") and Los Angeles television programs, and he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as a member of Debris'.
Along with his work as a professional musician, Charlie worked for The City of Chickasha, he was an airplane mechanic, was co-owner of the Lindsey Café in Lindsey, Oklahoma, and was employed in the oilfield industry while living in Los Angeles.
Charlie was retired and living in Chickasha at the time of his death. Because of his talent, his friendly nature, and his unique personality, Charlie was well-known and loved by a wide circle of friends who, along with his family, all mourn his passing. Services will be held At Bible Baptist Church in Chickasha at 1:pm Friday, January 27, with Pastor Blake Taylor officiating.
Published on January 24, 2017