L. R. Harris Jr.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

L. R. Harris Jr., 92 of Haleyville, Ala. passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Booneville, Miss., son of the late Lee and Ara Harris.

Mr. Harris served in the United States Army during World War II, taking part in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the 9th Avenue Church of Christ, a charter member of the American Legion, charter member of WWII Memorial and Lions Club. He also served his community as a member of the Draft Board and School Board. He owned, with his father, Harris Drug Store and later worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Addie White Harris; daughters, Pat (David) Jent of Lewisburg and Beckie Tedford of Haleyville; sisters, Mabeline (Lealon) Yarber and Frances Harris; grandchildren, Laura Jent, Jason (Sharon) Jent, and Mark (Beth) Jent; and great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jared, Brooklyn and Harrison Jent. Another great-grandchild is due in September.

Mr. Harris' visitation and funeral were held at Pickard Funeral Home in Haleyville.

His grandsons, Jason Jent and Mark Jent, officiated. His granddaughter, Laura Jent, and great-grandsons, Jordan and Jared Jent, also took part in the service.