John Douglas 'Buddy' Harrison Sr.

John Douglas “Buddy” Harrison, Sr. was born February 12, 1940 in Lawton, OK. He was less than two years old when his family moved to Stockton, where he lived the rest of his life. He graduated from Stagg High School with the class of 1958. He was a demolition contractor in Stockton for many years with his father. Buddy shared his love of antiquing and attending auctions with his entire family.

He had a great love for family and friends, and he always gladly extended his charity and home to those he knew. John passed away peacefully with his family beside him, on February 9, 2015.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, John W. Harrison and June Ingle Harrison. He is survived by his children - John D. Harrison, Jr. (Jaquie), Jackie Williams (Roger), and Billy DeRieux (Cindy); his siblings - Jim Harrison (Stephanie) and Bobbie Bjorneboe (Bill); his grandchildren – Jared Jones, Victoria and Katelyn Williams, William and Elizabeth DeRieux; his extended family and many friends.


A visitation will be held on Thursday February 12, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home 831 Industrial Way, Lodi, CA 95240.


A memorial and graveside service will be held for John at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 , at Evergreen Chapel in Cherokee Memorial Park , Hwy 99 @ Harney Lane, Lodi.