For Immediate Release Contact: Sam Duvall
Monday, February 29, 2016 Phone: 334-481-2129
AFA MEMBER ALERT - IN MEMORIAM: Mr. William Dwight Harrigan II
It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the passing of longtime AFA member and forestry leader Dwight Harrigan of Fulton, Alabama. Dwight’s family has been involved in forestry in Alabama for well over 100 years.
Dwight passed away Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
In the summer 2014 issue of Alabama Forests we featured Dwight in our “Timber Titan” series. Dwight served as President of the Alabama Forestry Association from 1975-76. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Association and spent 15 years as secretary/treasurer of the Association.
In his service as a forestry leader, Dwight was following in the footsteps of his father Billy Harrigan, who was one of the founding members of the Alabama Forest Products Association in 1949, which became the Alabama Forestry Association in 1972. Billy Harrigan also served as the 5th president of AFA.
Dwight is survived by his wife Virginia, his sons Chip, Jeff and Patrick and their families.
Visitation for Mr. Harrigan will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill. The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at the same location.
PHOTOS: Top, Dwight Harrigan. Bottom. Dwight Harrigan and his family.
Link to Obituary
Article about Dwight Harrigan from AFA Alabama Forest Magazine- Summer 2014