James Preston Harris

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James Preston Harris, 83, Steele (Chandler Mt.) went to be with God on Saturday, Feb. 16.
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.
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Published in The Gadsden Times on Feb. 18, 2013
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