Aaron L. Harris Sr.
SPRINGFIELD - Aaron L. Harris, Sr., age 74 years & one day, of Springfield and formerly of Woodlawn and Lincoln, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL,
Mr. Harris was born February 1, 1939, in Lincoln, IL, the son of the late James H. and Beulah F. Harris (Rose) of Lincoln, IL. He was married on April 25, 1959, to Patricia Meiners Harris.
Surviving family members include his wife, Patricia of Springfield; his daughter, Dawn Kuznik (husband, James) of Middletown, IL; his son, Aaron "Bud" Harris, Jr. (companion, Debbie Woolever) of Woodlawn, IL; four grandchildren, Michelle Kuznik (companion, Jake Mahler), Lincoln, IL, Jessica Rector (husband, Joey) of Woodlawn, IL, Brooke Charron (husband, Kyle) of Elkhart, IL, and Tyler Harris of Woodlawn, IL; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, James (wife, Ardella) of Gravois Mills, MO; three sisters, Laura Slayton of Lincoln, Faye Jones of Oostburg, WI, and Kay Petro of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Harold "Bub" Harris and his sister, Eva Hill.
Aaron was formerly employed as head pressman at the Lincoln Courier in Lincoln, IL, and later at General Tire & Rubber (now Continental Tire) manufacturing plant in Mt. Vernon, IL, in maintenance.
In accordance with Mr. Harris' wishes he was cremated and there will be no services.
Memorials contributions may be made to American
Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. Fifth St., Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements.
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