Norman K. "Bucky" Harris passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Fresno on Friday, September 27, 2013. He was 87. Bucky was born in South English, Ia. on January 22, 1926, and graduated from Palatine High School outside of Chicago, Il. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Bucky attended and later graduated from the University of Iowa where he played basketball and more importantly, met his loving wife Margi in 1948. Bucky and Margi were married for 64 years. He had a rewarding career in the automobile industry, both at Chrysler Corporation and later, starting in 1970, as a new car dealer in Fresno. "Remember, that's Nobody but Noooobody!!!" Bucky enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends in both Fresno and Rancho Mirage. He steadfastly claimed he never lost a golf bet with any of his buddies. We will always remember Bucky for the twinkle in his sparkling blue eyes, keen sense of humor and generosity. Bucky was preceded in death by his wonderful mother Georgia; and his dear sister Roberta. Bucky is survived by his wife Margi; his children and their spouses, Tim and Leanne Harris, Patti and Mike Carey, Bill and Susy Harris, Suzy and Ben Ewell and John and Kina Harris; grandchildren, Caroline, Joseph and Matthew Harris, Jordan, Taryn and Jackson Harris, Austin and Nanda Ewell, Brice and Jessica Ewell, Harrison, John-John and Tucker Ewell, and Mikaela, Zachary and Nicholas Harris; and one great-granddaughter, Kaytn Ewell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 355 E. Champlain Drive, Fresno, Ca. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Nancy Hinds Hospice; or Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fresno. Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns and Blair Funeral Home, 1525 East Saginaw Way, Fresno, California (559)227-4048
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Published in the Fresno Bee from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2013