Percy L. Harrison, 89, owner of trucking businessPercy...

December 20, 1997

Percy L. Harrison, 89, owner of trucking business

Percy Linwood Harrison, the former owner of a family school bus, trucking and milk hauling business, died Dec. 10 of respiratory failure at Genesis ElderCare-The Pines in Easton. He was 89.

Mr. Harrison operated the family-owned business until the 1960s, when he sold it and went to work as a courier for A. W. Sick & Son. He retired several years later.

He was a member of the Talbot County Council from 1958 to 1978 and was council president from 1970 to 1978. He was a life member of the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Company and a 50-year member of the Granite Lodge 177 A.F. & A.M. and the Boumi Temple.

Known as "Scotty," Mr. Harrison was born and raised in Tilghman and was a 1926 graduate of Tilghman High School. He attended the University of Maryland and returned to Tilghman in the early 1930s to manage the family business.

Services were Dec. 13.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Helen N. Berridge; a daughter, Jacqueline H. Sinclair of Summerville, S.C.; a sister, Jean Moffatt of St. Michaels; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ambulance Fund, Easton Volunteer Fire Department, Creamery Lane, Easton 21601.

Pub Date: 12/20/97

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