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Updated: 03/06/2014 08:00:05AM

Melvin P. Harrison

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Melvin P. Harrison, 67, formerly of Highlands County, Fla., and Martin County, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

Mr. Harrison worked in the construction industry most of his life, logging years with W&W Truss, Chambers Truss and Kost Truss.

His biggest joy in life was family and he leaves a legacy and a large family, including his father, Paul Harrison of Elba, Ala.; his wife of 47 years, Patricia “Pat” Harrison of Sebring; two daughters, Denise Harrison of Stuart and Renee MacLees (Russell) of Port St. Lucie; a sister, Ann Messer of Elba, Ala; and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Harrison asked that no funeral service be held, but requested a party instead. In honor of those wishes, a barbecue will be held for family and friends at 11 a.m. Saturday at 6006 Red Beach Lane, Sebring.