Harrison Willar

Obituary of Harrison W. Willar

Harrison Willar, 83, went home to rest with our redeeming Lord on January 18th, 2021.  He was the son of Harrison and Helen Willar, and the eldest of four children. He is survived by his daughter, Reneé, son-in-law Ray, grandsons Raymond and Ryan, sisters Carol, Susan and Charlotte, brother-in-law Richard, nephews Austin and Jonathan.

Harrison was born in New York and raised in New Jersey. As a young man he served our country in the army during the 1950’s and was stationed in Germany for a portion of his service. Harrison was a great patriot.

For many years Harrison worked in the field of interior design where he developed his trademark of wooden archways and stained beam ceilings. From there he spent many years in the field of real estate, buying and selling various properties. He eventually moved to Tucson, Arizona where he continued using his talents, flipping and managing multi-family properties. He had a passion for collecting “one man’s junk” and turning it into “another man’s treasure.”

Harrison loved the Old Pueblo and was truly happy living here. He could be found shopping at his favorite haunts or delivering food for the Serenity Baptist Church ministry. He loved the beautiful sunsets and the Old West traditions of gun carrying. He was an upbeat man, always finding the silver lining in every and all situations. He had a heart of gold and never hesitated to help anyone. He would go out of his way and even give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it more than he did.

Harrison stayed active and made many acquaintances. He was very interested in nutritional products and truly believed his nutrients kept him healthy and vibrant. He always encouraged those around him to partake in his products for their own well-being. His smile and uplifting spirit were cherished by many and will be greatly missed. May be rest peacefully with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

At this time due to the COVID pandemic, the family has decided to forgo a formal gathering. If you feel led to make a donation to honor his memory, one can be made to the Serenity Baptist Food Ministry at 155501 W. Ajo Highway, Tucson, AZ 85735.

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