Harrison Benjamin Slayden Jr. was born on September 20, 1954, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the first child of five born to Harrison and Luvenia Slayden.
The family moved to Chicago, Illinois when Harrison was only two years old. Harrison Jr. had a relationship with God early on and would take his sisters and brother on the bus with him to attend church.
In 1972, he graduated from Wendell Phillips High School. In 1976, he entered the U.S. Army. Later in life, Harrison received his Associate of Arts degree in business from Bethel University in Tennessee.
For many years, he worked at the University of Chicago – University of Chicago accounts payable and receiving. He finally settled down in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Harrison enjoyed music, especially Doo-Wop and House. Later in life, he dabbled in painting and loved collecting Star Wars memorabilia.
Harrison was preceded in death by his parents: Harrison and Luvenia Slayden and siblings: Vernita Slayden and Carl Slayden.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories his children; Nina Funnye, Tateshia Sterling, Dr. Cynthia Doby (Louis), Sandra Slayden, Katrina Slayden and Passion Luvenia Slayden. His sisters: MaLinda Bournes. (Kenneth) and La Tonya Freeman (Russell), special friend: Catherine Williams Baynham and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, TN at 11:00 a.m. with visitation for one hour prior. Pastor Carl E. Livingston will officiate the service.
Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 335 Franklin St. Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone: 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by visiting gatewayfh.com.