Former owner of the Voice-Tribune dies at 94

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Published: Apr. 2, 2022 at 6:45 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Former owner and editor of the Voice-Tribune John Harralson Jr. has died at 94.

According to an obituary provided by the Pearson Funeral Home, Harralson died peacefully surrounded by family.

A graduate from the University of Kentucky, Harralson was a lifelong supporter of the wildcats and could be found on the sideline with a press pass and camera. He took a leave of absence and enlisted in the United States Army is 1946 and was later awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Occupation of Japan Medal, the obituary said.

After graduating from UK, Harralson bought “The Voice of St. Matthews” newspaper and renamed it “The Voice-Tribune”. He spent the next several years as a publisher and editor. Over time he came a Louisville icon, photographing dignitaries and guests at numerous events, galas and openings, said the obituary.

When the paper was sold, Harralson continued working as a photographer well after his 90th birthday.

In his lifetime, Harralson served as Mayor of Brownsboro Village, Chairman of the Jefferson County League of Cities and on numerous boards and committees, the obituary said.

His visitation will be held Sunday, April 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Pearson Funeral Home on 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207.

Harralson is survived by his wife of 58 years, four sons and three grandchildren.

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