Harrison Junior Soots, age 81, of Gaither Walker Circle, Lenoir, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. He was born October 24, 1925 in Wilkes County to the late Harrison John and Lessie Cheeks Soots. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, R.C. Soots; two infant brothers; and an infant sister.
Mr. Soots was retired from Bernhardt Furniture as an assistant foreman in the Veneer Room and attended South Lenoir Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irene Kirby Soots of the home; two sons, Duke Harrison Soots and wife Paula of Lenoir and Robin Lee Soots and wife Tammy of Hudson; a daughter, Mrs. Dana Wallace and husband Gene of Florence, S.C.; three brothers, Bill Soots and wife Peggy of Hickory, Odell Buck Soots and wife Peggy and Bobby Soots, all of Lenoir; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Swanson of Granite Falls and Ms. Sue Soots of Lenoir; five grandchildren, John Soots, Joseph Soots, both of Lenoir, Alex Soots of Hudson, Mark Wallace and Julie Wallace, both of Florence, S.C.; and one great-grandchild, Ashley Soots of Lenoir.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 13, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Kenneth Hensley and Rev. Sarah Fouts. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.
Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.