January 20, 1937 ~ April 29, 2011
In loving memory of
Carter "Bud" Harrison,
January 20, 1937 - April 29, 2011
"Bud" was a 45 year resident of the South Bay who passed away peacefully at Torrance Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 29, 2011 in Torrance, California at age 74. He was born in Loma Linda, grew up in Redlands and San Bernardino until settling in Torrance, California. He was a member of the Elks & Moose Lodges, a past member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in the Inland Empire and a multitude of automobile organizations.
Bud attended Redlands High School in California until he started his automobile career at an early age, when he went to work for Al Harmon Motors in San Bernardino. He spent a brief time in the California National Guard before establishing himself as a prominent figure in the automobile industry, where he worked in the service department, sales, management and as a partner/owner of a dealership. He was an expert in his field and served pridefully until he retired from the automobile industry in 2003 after 50 years of service.
Bud had a multitude of personal interests and hobbies. Early in life he enjoyed waterskiing, motorcycle riding and automobiles. He enjoyed cooking, reading, cross word puzzles, wood working, old cars, riding bicycles and spending time with his bride. He could often be found attending sporting events, school and other activities involving his children and grandchildren. His presence and ever friendly smile provided tremendous encouragement to all family and friends.
Bud is survived by his lovely wife and bride of 30 years, Beverly; older brother, Dale Harrison (Ginger), sister, Sheila Luna (Margarito), daughter, Tish Gilbert (Mike), son, Dale Harrison (Claudia), Stepsons Jim Thornton Jr.(Jackie), Steve Thornton (Cathy) and Greg Thornton (Dana); (10) grandchildren, (3) great grandchildren, (8) nephews and nieces and an abundance of co-workers, neighbors, friends and family.
A memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, consider making donations to the "Wounded Warrior Foundation." The details can be found on this website. Please sign the guest book.
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