James Adam Harris

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The funeral service for James Adam Harris, 34, of Jacksonville, will be at 3 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville with Dr. Derek Staples officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at the church. Mr. Harris passed away on October 24, 2017 at UAB Hospital. Mr. Harris was born in Beaufort, South Carolina to the late MSGT James Harris, USMC, and Kathy Harris and moved to Ranburne in 1996. He graduated from Ranburne High School in 2001 where he played basketball, football, and baseball. He then went to Talladega College on a baseball scholarship and after one year, transferred to Jacksonville State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Math. He began his teaching career in Alexandria, then transferred to Cleburne County High School where he coached football and baseball and also met the love of his life, Stephanie. He moved to White Plains Middle School where he coached football, baseball, and basketball. His career then changed and he went to work for the US Postal Service as a city mail carrier in Gadsden. He had a passion for running and was a lover of all things outdoors. He was an amazing husband and great dad who simply adored his family. He loved to watch his daughters achieve not only in athletics but also in academics. Mr. Harris was a devoted follower of Christ with a servant's heart and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. He always had a smile and never met a stranger. Mr. Harris is preceded in death by his father, James Harris, his maternal grandparents, Fred "Buddy" and Eunice Stockton, and his paternal grandparents, Johnny and Hettie Harris. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Harris; his daughters, Aly and Jaycee Harris; his mother, Kathy Cook and her husband, Billy; a sister, Ashley Harris; a brother, Nathan Harris; father-in-law, Bruce Schumaker; mother-in-law, Sheila Landers and her husband, George; sister-in-law, Heidi Ogles and her husband, Brandon; brothers-in-law, David Schumaker and his wife, Bethany, and Kyle Schumaker and his wife, Kate; nieces and nephews, Allen Ogles, Austin Schumaker, and Amelia Schumaker; and many other loving family members. Pallbearers will be Jason Stockton, Jamey Cranmer, Stephen Westerfield, Brandon Ogles, Jeff Skinner, and Kyle McIntyre. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Ranburne High School Class of 2001, Bradley Shiflett, David Schumaker, and Kyle Schumaker. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018 (www.hdsa.org). Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 322 Nisbet Street NW Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 435-7042
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Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 1, 2017