Obit: Dot Harrison

Obit: Dot Harrison

January 11th, 2019 in Obituaries
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SPRING CITY — Dorothy E. “Dot” Harrison, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center. A lifetime resident of Rhea County, Dot was the daughter of the late Perry Wayne and Mary Leota Smith Boofer. She was a graduate of Rhea Central High School. Dot was a teacher for the Rhea County Department of Education and retired in 2003 after teaching cosmetology for 28 years. She was a member of the National Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association and the Rhea County Education Association. She loved sports and helped with Spring City Red Dogs football as well as Little League baseball. Dot was the cheerleader coach for the Rhea County Golden Eagles. She volunteered at the Spring City Care Center and was named to the “Hall of Fame” before she became a resident there. Dot did a lot of crafts and also taught Tai Chi at the Spring City Care Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Spring City. Dot struggled with MS, but continued to help others. Dot was preceded in death by her sister, Lillian Gunter and niece, Sharon Carter. Survivors include her husband, James “Jimmy” W. Harrison Jr., of Spring City; sons, James “Jimmy” W. Harrison III, of Dayton and Jeremy W. (Laura) Harrison, of Flushing, Mich.; sister, Elsie Harris, of Spring City; brothers, Tommy (Joyce) Boofer, of Spring City and Bobby (Linda) Boofer, of Evensville; grandson Jacob W. Harrison, of Flushing, Mich.; special nieces and great-nieces, Charlotte Swafford, Patty Milliron, Jill Davis, Courtney Milliron, Gabi Messer and Layna Davis; nephew, Alex Milliron; and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald and Rev. Bobby Schafer and Rev. Brian Price officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vaughn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spring City Care Center Craft Fund c/o Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center, 331 Hinch Street, Spring City, TN 37381. Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. Please share your condolences and memories of Dot on our website www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.