It is with great sadness that the family of Dowd Bryant Harrison announces his passing, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the age of 80 years. Bryant will be lovingly remembered by his children, Tim Harrison (daughter-in-law Kaui and granddaughter Madison), Debbie Tavolacci (granddaughter Victoria "Tori"), and Cindy Wachtstetter (son-in-law Chris and grandson Morgan). Bryant will also be fondly remembered by his sisters, Jean Dority and Mary Lee Stewart (brother-in-law A.W.). Bryant was predeceased by his parents Otho and Verna Harrison, brother-in-law Robert Oakley, brother-in-law Robert Dority and nephew Chris Oakley.
Additionally, he is survived by his niece, Kim Woodrow and husband, Randy; grandnephew, Mason; niece, Jill Perkey and husband, Rich; grandnephew, Connor and grandniece Mary Brooks; Chris's wife, Hazel Oakley; grandnephew, Lee Oakley and wife, Anna and grandniece, Kristina Oakley; special friend, Margaret Harrison as well as many cousins and friends.
Bryant graduated from Wake Forest High School in 1958. After high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Army for two years. Bryant had a 31-year career with Wake County Computer Operations and was a volunteer fireman with Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years. Bryant was a faithful member and volunteer for his church, Stony Hill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, Bryant's request is that donations be made in his name to Stony Hill Baptist Church building fund or Transitions LifeCare Hospice in Raleigh.
Graveside services for Mr. Harrison will be held at 11:30 am, Monday, September 17, 2018 at Stony Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, 7521 Stony Hill Rd, Wake Forest.
A service of Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. (919) 556-5811