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Charles Frederick Harrison

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Charles Frederick Harrison, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home on September 4, 2022, at the age of 88.

Chuck was born in Battle Creek, Iowa, on September 30, 1933, to James and Bernice (Baumann) Harrison. He was one of four boys including Darrell, Duane, and Myrl. In 1952, Chuck enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington.

Chuck married his high school sweetheart Geneva Morrice on May 6, 1956, in Ida Grove, Iowa, and in 1963, the family moved to Glendora, California where they lived for the next 30 years. Chuck worked at the U.S. Postal Service where he served as a letter carrier, a supervisor, and postmaster until retiring in 1992. Chuck's family was always his focus and while in California he coached dozens of baseball and basketball teams over 14 years, coaching all four of his sons and hundreds of other boys.

Chuck and Geneva moved to Sun City, Arizona, in 1993, where he and Geneva were active in their church. He golfed nearly every day. They loved spending their summers traveling the country in their trailer visiting Oregon, family, and friends. Chuck will be fondly remembered for his love of going out for breakfast and amusing the wait staff with his corny jokes. He was a family man who loved his wife, his sons, and later adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Darrell and Duane. In addition to Geneva, Chuck is survived by his sons Brian (Candace) of Cave Creek, Brad (Sue) of Tucson, Boyd (Karen) of West Jordan, Utah, and Barry (Wendy) of Phoenix, along with 13 grandchildren and their spouses, 11 great-grandchildren, and his brother Myrl (Priscilla) of Sun City West.

Services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Congregational Church of Sun City, 18401 99th Avenue, a luncheon will follow.