Fallen Hero: LTC(Ret) Lanny N. Harrison


Funeral Home

Moore Funeral Home

Petal, MS




Graveside service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 11, 2021,John Odom Cemetery, Petal.


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation. 

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on November 17 , 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. LTC(Ret) Lanny Harrison, age 78,  a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served and worked full-time within the 150 QM Bn (Meridian), Det 1 STARC(Jackson), and CSTS Shelby has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Obituary, visitation and funeral service details
Ret. Lt. Col. Lanny Newton Harrison, 78, of Lumberton, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at his home. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at John Odom Cemetery in Petal.
Ret. Lt. Col. Harrison proudly served his country in the Army National Guard for 38 years, 9 months, and 9 days. During his enlistment he was awarded many medals for his outstanding service, one of which was the Legion of Merit. He loved his fur babies, reading, music, and everything western. He was a dedicated MSU fan “Go Dawgs”, if he wasn’t wearing his fatigues, he was wearing maroon. Above all, he loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Madge and James “Muleskinner” Harrison, Sr.; and his grandson, Landon.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Harrison of Petal; his children, John Scott Harrison (Gipsy) of Jackson, Stephanie Harrison Howell (Grady) of Benton, AR Brandi Hales (Jesse) of Ellisville, and Markus Simmons (Madison) of Hattiesburg; his grandchildren, William, Gavin, Michael, Jekkob, Bretley, Kaitlyn, and Gage; his siblings, Jimmy Harrison (Betty), Brenda Gail Browning (Pat), Janet Easter (Lee), Bubba Harrison (Debbie), Terry Rhea Harrison (Pam); and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in his name to The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby.
The family is requesting military or western attire.
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”- John Wayne