Shirl Ray Harrison1934 ~ 2011Shirl Ray Harrison affectionately known as Growly, age 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Christmas Morning after a sudden illness. Shirl is survived by his wife Juli, six children. Lisa (Gary) Barber, Kurt (Wendy), Layne (Kim), Briant (Cari), Lance (Rebecca), Tee Jay, 19 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and two brothers, Hal (Marion), and Brent (Judy). Preceded in death by Parents, (Blanche and Harold), Mother in Law (Aileen Jensen), Sister and Brother in Law (Doug and LaRue White), Nephew (Brandon Jensen), and Nephew (Jimmy), also preceded in death by his favorite dog; Cinder.Shirl loved to travel, and has explored every public road in rural Utah. He loved to fish and enjoyed seeing all the wonders of the outdoors. Shirl also loved gaming casinos and had visited many across the country. Other hobbies included woodworking, puzzles, number games, and sports. Shirl could change channels with the best of them. Shirl was also a veteran of the Korean War.His greatest love was for his wife, and family. One of the greatest experiences of his life was running the Fifth in Bountiful. Through the bar he met many people who he enjoyed and formed great friendships with and often times during his travels ran into customers of the bar in all sorts of locales all over the country. He was loved by many and will be missed by many more.Services for Shirl will be held at Garner Funeral Home, 1001 11th Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m. , the family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. There will also be a Celebration of Life at the Fifth, 980 South 500 West, in Bountiful, Utah from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Shirl went out of his way to help others, so in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Shirl's name to the Utah Food Bank. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.garnerfuneral.com