William H. (Doc) Harrison, 68, a retired Government Printing Office proofreader and an active participant in area sports, died of a heart ailment Sunday at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Born in Washington, He was a life-long resident of this area. He retired about 12 years ago from the GPO after 40 years of service.

Mr. Harrison had been active in the Catholic Youth Organization, coaching both boys and girls at the grade-school level and producing a number of championship baseball teams.

He helped coach and direct Springfield Little League, Babe Ruth League and Boys Club baseball teams.

He was a member and former president of the D.C. Football Officials Association and belonged to the Greater Washington Softball Association. He was elected to the Greater Washington Softball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Mr. Harrison was a former member of the Touchdown Club. He belonged to the Bishop Byrne Council of the Knights of Columbus, Columbia Typographical Union No. 101 and the Government Printing Office Alumni.

He is survived by his wife, Lois E. Harrison, of the home in Alexandria; a son, William W., of Springfield, Va.; two daughters, Barbara Ludden, of Alexandria, and Frances Mendez, of Anandale, and three grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Kidney Foundation of Mount Vernon Hospital or the Heart Fund.