Dallas
Harrison, Dallas Russell, "Big D" Beloved Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He peacefully slipped away at home on August 20, 2008 to join his beloved wife of 60 years, whom he had lost in January 2008. Dallas came into this life as the fifth child of John and Cora Lillian Harrison on April 15, 1928 in El Reno, Oklahoma, where his father served as county sheriff. His family relocated to the Harbor Hills area of Harbor City in 1941. He attended Narbonne High school, where he met his beautiful wife, Bonnie Jean Lewellyn. They enjoyed riding his motorcycle so much that they rode it all the way to Tijuana and got married in 1947. Dallas served his country during World War II as a Merchant Marine. After the war, he worked as a Lather and was a union member. Dallas' real passion was car racing. He competed in the California Circuit in both Jalopy and Modified cars. He could be seen racing on Telecasts by local channel 5, which broadcasted from Western Speedway in Gardena and Ascot Raceway. He was a favorite of Announcer, Dick Lane. Dallas was an avid bowler and competed in league bowling at the Missile Bowl in Gardena until it closed. He continued at the Gable House as a member of the senior league up until the time of his passing. Dallas is survived by daughters, Susan (Hershell) Mann, Dallas Jean Ritchie and Terri (Tom) Billhime; Seven Grandchildren, David Ritchie, Kanani (Mann) Bradley, Joshua Mann, Tara (Ritchie) McGuire, Ian Harrison, Thomas and Suzan Billhime; Three sisters, Jimmie Meyer, Hazel Reed, Helen Jo Curtis; and eight Great Grandchildren. Services will be held at 2:00PM, Thursday, August 28, 2008 at White and Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Dear Susan, Dallas Jean and Terri: Another bright light has gone out in our family. He will be missed but will always be in our thoughts.

  2. Dear Family, I was very sorry to hear of Dallas’s passing. I was a bowling friend of his. He shall be missed by all of us. Please accept my sincere condolences. Sincerely, Sandy Radford

  3. I am so sorry about Uncle Dallas’s passing. we all know now he is back with Aunt Bonnie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless. Love Lorilynn

  4. Susan, Dallas Jean,& Terri We were so sorry to hear about Dallas Our hearts go out to you at this time. We know your Mother has greeted him with open arms and together they will watch over the family. Bill & Orlene Reed

  5. Daddy I love and miss you so much already! You will always be my hero and I Thank You for being such a wonderful father. The love you showed me will never be forgotten also thank you for always being there for Tom myself and our children. I know you are up there dancing with mom and you have the biggest smile on your face. I LOVE and MISS YOU

  6. Dallas was a great man and a great friend. We shared many racing and non racing memories through are years together. I never walked away without a smile on my face. His compassion was beyond compare. Although he may be gone, he will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to his family.

  7. Terri, Susan, & DallasJean, I am so sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy and condolences. Love & Prayers, Mandy

  8. My heart is sad to lose you and happy for you that you are with Bonnie and that she is now complete. I am glad to know that we have a great heart like yours watching down on all of us. Your memory will last forever. Lots of love to you and Bonnie, and many hugs.

  9. Dear Susan,Dallas Jean,Terri Lynn and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish we could be there for you all. Dallas was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Love and Blessings, Dick and Lisa

  10. Dear Terri and Family, Another beautiful tribute and that last line, awesome. And you know they’re both exactly where they always wanted to be – together. My heart goes out to all of you, what a wonderful father you have lost, but to have had him for a Dad all these years, you’re so blessed! Again, what a privilege it was to have known both your Mom and Dad and to have spent time with them. Many laughs and many good meals! Thank you Terri for being such a good friend to me all these years, it’s obvious where that loyalty comes from! God Bless you all! Love, Stacey & family

  11. I can only imagine how you are feeling. Dallas as well as your Mom were good people. Mac always spoke about them with so much love when talking about his childhood. I see him and your mom on the welcome mat as he passed on. They made me feel part of the family the first time I met them. My sincere condolances to you girls and your families. Donna McCallon

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