Gerald Johnson (Harry) Harrington

July 7, 1932 - August 5, 2023

07/07/1932 - 08/05/2023

Past Services

Saturday August 12, 2023
11:00 am
Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square, North Carolina
Hwy 258 N
Rich Square, NC 27869

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Gerald (Harry) Harrington passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2023 in Arlington, VA. He was a long-time resident of Falls Church, VA.

Loving husband of the late Irene (Bradford) Harrington. He is survived by his daughter Jerrie Harrington: and grandchildren: Nicole, Gabriella, Marielle, Faith, and Wolfgang of Woodland Hills, CA. He is the brother of Carol Godwin of Rich Square, NC and Ben Harrington of Clemmons, NC.

Along with his wife, Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Wheeler Harrington and Rebecca Johnson Harrington; and seven siblings; Joe Harrington, Agnes Harrington Jones, Russell Harrington, Bobby Harrington, Wade Harrington, Linda Harrington Johnson, and Mary Harrington Leggett.

Harry was a Master electrician, a member of Local 26 IBEW, working on many landmark commercial and notable residential structures throughout the DC area. Harry was a Golden Life Member at the Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC) in Alexandria VA with over 50 years of service.  At the ODBC he served in many roles including President, Governor and Chairman of the Waterfront Committee. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge, Chapter 1315, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA and as a Korean War veteran, a member of the American Legion Bicentennial Post 1976 in Annandale, VA.

The family will be receiving friends at the Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA, 22302 on Thursday August 10, 2023 from 6-8 PM.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 11 AM at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Hwy 258, Rich Square, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rich Square Baptist Church, PO Box 589, Rich Square, NC  27869 or you may donate online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is assisting with burial arrangements for the Harrington family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Val Moore Crawford
8 months ago

My dear Harry. I have THE best memories growing up with him and Irene as they were dear friends with my grandparents and parents. So many loving and fun memories at the Old Dominion Boat Club in Alexandria, at my wedding, Christmas parties, and just life in general. The last time I saw Harry was at my dad’s funeral in 2017 where he was an honorary pallbearer. Rest easy, sir. It comforts me to know you are back with Irene. Much love and healing thoughts to his family.