Derek Michael Harrison

photo_3_1Derek Harrison’s big smile, unselfish generosity and kindness towards everyone he met will never be forgotten. During his 21 years he provided true friendship and loyalty spreading only goodness in his wake. He was witty, playful, goofy and tall. Derek made people better with just his presence. Derek left us too soon following an accident in Snohomish Washington on July 27, 2014.  Born December 17, 1992 in Kirkland, Washington, Derek was raised in Clearview Washington where he attended Cathcart Elementary, Valley View Jr High and Glacier Peak High school. As a 2011 Glacier Peak graduate he was most recognized by his huge smile, sunny disposition and performance as a standout
basketball player. He was a valued contributor to Glacier Peak’s attempt for the state basketball championship in 2010 and 2011.  Derek was passionate and committed to his family and friends, loved basketball, automobiles, working, camping and golf. Derek was employed by Good Chevrolet in Renton, WA first as a mechanic and recently as Service Department Dispatcher. Derek had endless energy and filled everyday with adventure. Following work he could be found in the gym voluntarily coaching Grizzlies Select Basketball, inspiring his boys for his love of the game, teaching discipline, while making every moment fun. He relentlessly lawn mowed Grandpa’s properties and would be at the golf course or hanging with friends. Derek was an avid Seattle sports team fan. He loved going to Sonics, Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders and Washington Husky games. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed. Derek is proceeded in death by his father Michael Harrison and is survived by; his mother Shannon Harrison, brother Trevor Harrison, sisters Serena and Samantha Winebrenner, grandparents Bob and Sherry Manning, Sheila Manning, Susan Harrison, as well as several uncles, aunts and cousins.

A memorial service for Derek will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 9th at Glacier Peak High School with a reception to follow. The family encourages attendees to dress in your favorite sports jersey or shirt to celebrate Derek. Remembrances in Derek’s memory are accepted by donations to Derek Harrison Fund, at any Wells Fargo bank location and gofundme.com Derek Harrison Benefit Fund.

One Response to “Derek Michael Harrison”

  • Char says:

    Derek was a kiddo that we loved from elementary on. He was a regular staple in our house, and we often went without pickles because of him. A wonderful trade off in my mind as his smile was better than any old pickle. This boy/man was a joy, and will be truly missed. God Bless the family with peace, and comfort in the days ahead. You are all truly a gift to those who know you, and we will never be the same because of you.

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