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Walter "Boots" "Blute" Harbison



Walter “Boots” “Blute” Harbison of Morganton, North Carolina, went to his Heavenly home at McAlpine Adult Care on Sunday, December 13, 2020 after a period of declining health.  He was born 91 years ago on November 11, 1929 to Gaither and Cora Avery Harbison. 


Walter was also preceded in death by is step mother, Pearl Rutherford; ten siblings; and a special friend, Keith Pritchard. 


For many years, Walter had worked in a sawmill.  In his younger days, he was a well-known community figure.  He enjoyed gardening and yard work as well fishing.  Walter was a long-standing member of Willow Tree A.M.E. Church.  Later in life he enjoyed sitting outside and absolutely LOVED a box of hot chicken anytime of the day.  He lived out the last years of his life at McAlpine Adult Care where he was surrounded by love from his McAlpine family and friends.  A special thank you to them for their excellent care and compassion. 


Walter is survived by and loved by one sister, Geneva Williams; adopted grandson, Casey Parker and his wife, Gwen; and a special friend, Jonie Pritchard.


A celebration of Walter’s life will be held at a later date.






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