Rev. Ervin E. Harris, formerly of Leadwood, Mo., went home to his Lord. He passed away in Livonia, Mich., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, surrounded by his family.
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Rev. Harris was a beloved husband to Virginia (Ginny) for almost 60 years; loving father of Kathy (Wayne) Cunningham of Carrollton, Susi (Randy) Huff of Farmington and Jonathan (Georgia) Harris of Livonia; grandchildren, Daniel (Jodi) Cunningham, Jeff (LeeAnn) Cunningham, Scott Cunningham, Alex Huff, Sydney Huff and John Harris; and four great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Conner, Aiden and Landon Cunningham; sister-in-law, Shirley Harris; brother-in-law, David East; lifelong friend, Jim Hendricks; also a host of nieces and nephews and other dear friends. Preceding him in death are his parents, Fred and Virginia Harris; sisters, Irene (Willard) Filer and Darlene (David) East; mother and father-in-law, Orville and Bessie Harris; and brother-in-law, Ken Harris.
Rev. Harris served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a pastor for nearly 54 years in Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee with his later years in the Leadbelt area. Only because of fading health did he stop formally serving his Lord.
Visitation will be at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Mo., today from 4-8 p.m. and at Potosi Southern Baptist Church Sunday at 12:30 p.m. with funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Shepherd of the Hills Cemetery Monday at 11 a.m. in Barnhart. Memorials may be made to Potosi Southern Baptist Church's Banner Fund or Alzheimer's Support Group of Passavant Hospital 600 W. Walnut Jacksonville, IL 62650. View tribute and share your memories and condolences at czboyer.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Dec. 8, 2012