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Roy Lee Harris Sr, 83, of Montgomery, went to his heavenly home Jan. 2, 2018, from Daviess Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 21, 1934, in Harper, Kansas, to Howard and Emma Marie (Forpahl) Harris. On Feb. 6, 1973, he married the late Betty (Pickitt) Harris. He retired from Boeing Aircraft as an aviation mechanic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and working on farm equipment.
Roy is survived by his companion, Myrtle Clements; children Kathy Norris, Cheryl Stone, and James "Jimmy" Harris; stepdaughter Betty Jean Whalen; sister Sharon Grider; family member Rachel Cole Harris; several grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty Harris; son Roy Harris Jr.; stepson-in-law Don Whalen; and sisters Betty Ouellette and Loretta Bursch.
The funeral for Roy will take place Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Gill Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Sugarland Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends for Animals. Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.
Published on January 5, 2018
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