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Kenneth "Ken" Harris


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Kenneth "Ken" Harris Obituary
Kenneth "Ken" Harris, 82 of Pittsford, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Hillsdale Hospital. He was born June 4, 1934 in Mount Vernon, TN to Kenneth and Lula (Gibson) Harris. Ken married Billie Marie Pettross on April 16, 1977 and she preceded him in death on February 28, 2014.
Ken was a graduate of Tellico High School in Tennessee. Before retiring, he was formerly employed with Daimler Chrysler as a Journeyman Millwright. Ken loved to play softball, poker and pool. He was a nature enthusiast who loved to hunt, fish and study birds. Ken was a former member of the Mason Lodge in Detroit.
Survivors include his daughter, Leslie Smith-McNicholas; adopted daughter, Tammy "Bams" Burger; nephew, Gary "Rookie" Franson; niece, Kimmy Green; and grandchildren, John and Jordan McNicholas.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Billie; and three siblings.
Funeral services for Kenneth Harris will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Don Harkey officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Reading. The family will receive friends for visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Macular Degeneration Association. To view the full obituary and leave online condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on May 2, 2017
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