James Preston Harris, 83, Steele (Chandler Mt.) went to be with God on Saturday, Feb. 16.
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Mr. Harris served in the Korean War from February 1952 to November 1953. He was honorably discharged with the following medals, badges and certificates: Expert Badges H-I Good Conduct Badges, Markmanship Badge, TIS Drug Medical, Good Leadership Badge, Medic Badge, KOM W/3 with KOM W4/3 with KOM W4/3. He also served eight years in the Army Reserve.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy Jackson and Taylor Harris; sisters, Betty Harris Whitt, Maimi Harris Marooney and Mary Ann Harris Lee; brothers, Ralph Harris and Billy Joe Harris; nephew, Roger Hopkins.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Faye Harris; children, Dale Harris, Robby (Tracy) Harris, Betty (Jesus) Ortega, Angie Harris, Clint (Pam Browning) Harris and Bobbi (Travis) Mizell; grandchildren, AJ Harris, Daniel Harris, Jeremiah Harris, Waylon Harris, JJ Ortega, Jacob Harris and Charity Harris; brother, Ray Harris.
Special thanks to all staff of Riverview Regional Medical Center and Gentiva Hospice. Thanks to special friends: Jr., Janet, Phillip and Jeffery Smith, plus many more from Steele and Chandler Mt.
Memorial service will be held at Chandler Mt. Baptist Church Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at 6 p.m. Directed by Bro. Ricky Smith.
West Gadsden Funeral Home, 2118 Forrest Ave., Gadsden, AL 35903; "Your Bridge Over Troubled Water"; Rev. Grady E. Robinson Jr., owner.
West Gadsden Funeral Home
2118 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
Published in The Gadsden Times on Feb. 18, 2013