Family, friends, and fans remember ‘Pawn Stars” patriarch


The “Pawn Stars” family remembered Richard “Old Man” Harrison during a funeral service on Sunday.

Harrison was not only a fixture on the History Channel show, but also locally in Las Vegas.

Friends and family gathered to pay tribute to a man loved by so many. Close friend Charlie Duncan says “Dock of the Bay” was the old man’s favorite tune.

“The first time he heard this, he was on a ship in the Navy, and this song came on and ever since then, it’s been his favorite song so every time he used to come to my show, I use to sing it for him,” Duncan said.

Richard Harrison was a Navy veteran, a businessman and reality TV personality.

He was the patriarch of the “Pawn Stars” family and adored for his tough guy, wisecracking persona. Those closest to him also adored him for his huge heart.

“He comes off as your cranky grandfather, but I think everyone relates to that as just him being happy and nice. I think everyone is just coming out to pay their respects. I mean, he’s been out in Las Vegas for a long time. He’s done a lot for the downtown area, so people appreciate that,” said Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell, loved one.

Harrison passed away on Monday after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

“We are too much alike. I like his personality, and he liked mine. He’s very dry, but he’s one of the best human beings that you would ever find,” Duncan said.

Harrison’s son Rick says his father died surrounded by those he loved. Chumlee added he’ll miss the old man’s sense of humor.

“He had plenty of funny moments. I’m just going to miss him hitting me in the back of the leg with his foot. Getting a good swift kick. I’m going to miss those kicks,” Chumlee said. 

A Navy veteran who is hopefully somewhere ‘watchin’ the ships roll in.’

Sunday’s service also included a public visitation which let fans and community members come in and pay their respects.

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