Henry Allen Harrison

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HENRY ALLEN HARRISON, 54, of Little Rock, Ark., died on Dec. 2, 2022. He was born on April 6, 1968, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Henry Ernest "Hank" Harrison, Jr. and Cheryl Diane Allen Harrison. Allen was raised in Siloam Springs and graduated from Siloam Springs High School in 1986. He received his nursing education at the University of Tulsa, followed by his Degree of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma in 1998. His grandparents, Henry and Maxine Harrison, Sr, Delbert and Charlotte Allen, Sr. and his infant niece, Mia Murdock, precede Allen in death. Allen is survived by his parents, Hank and Cheryl, of Siloam Springs, Ark.; siblings, Aaron Harrison and wife Teresa, of Jackson, Mo., Cara Smith and husband Kevin, of Owasso, Okla., Marla Lightburn, of Springdale, Ark. and Abby Mahan, of Siloam Springs, Ark. Uncle Allen had 13 nieces and nephews, whom he loved to brag about and brought him tremendous joy. He was an avid Arkansas Razorback fan and rarely missed an opportunity to cheer on those Hogs. Allen loved 80's rock bands and concerts. He was a gifted cook and enjoyed sharing new recipes with his siblings. His baking skills put the rest of his siblings to shame. Allen loved to travel and spent many vacations with his family at Captiva Island, Fla. He was an enthusiastic international explorer, having traveled to Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Canada numerous times. Most of all, Allen was extremely passionate about his career. He served as the Research and Quality Project Manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Arkansas Children's Hospital for the last 12 years. Allen played a key role in the foundation and development of the Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium, which is now the largest database of complex newborns in the world. This will positively impact care for generations of newborns in the future. A Celebration of Life in honor of Allen will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at 2 p.m., at Wasson Funeral Home, in Siloam Springs, Ark. Dress is casual; feel free to wear your favorite Hogs, Cardinals, or Braves gear or any other casual attire you choose. To sign the online guestbook, please visit In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Allen's memory to Arkansas Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit using the following link: Click "Donate" and fill in "In memory of Allen Harrison." Then choose the drop down box to select Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Published December 11, 2022

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