Horace Davis Harrington died peacefully on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at his home. He was seventy-six years of age.
Horace was born to Queen Jones and Brinkley Harrington in Suffolk, Virginia, where he grew up and attended school. There upon completion of his education, he joined the United States Army where he served honorably for twenty-one years, including tours in Viet-Nam. He then toured around the world serving on many military bases and always took his family with him and finally retired as Sargent First Class E-7.
He was a man that loved justice and doing what he thought was right. So, upon retiring from the army, he began another distinguished and colorful career. He joined the Laurinburg Police Department. He became a Patrol Officer and served faithfully for six years until he left to join the Scotland County Sheriff Department and quickly rose from Sheriff Deputy to Homicide Investigations where he served for eight years. He also worked at Laurinburg Charter School as a Counselor.
Horace is survived by his wife, Josephine Harrington of fifty-seven years; one son, Horace Davis Harrington Jr., and his wife, Cassandra of Kannapolis, NC. Horace is preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Regina Harrington. He is survived by eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Cora Lee Wood; one brother, Timothy Wood, three brother’s-in-law, George White, Nathaniel White, and Willie (Joe) Williams; one sister-in-law, Ella Williams; and many nieces and nephews.
Horace loved justice and truth, and that knowledge led him to investigate the Bible and learned that Jehovah is the true God. Upon learning that, he became one of Jehovah’s witnesses and dedicated his life to Jehovah for thirty-one years. He would humorously say, “Now I am no longer locking up souls, but I’m helping to save them by teaching them God’s word, the Bible.” He faithfully served Jehovah along with his wife until his death. Horace’s greatest pleasure came from being with family, friends, and being in Jehovah’s service teaching about his wonderful God.
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