CLAYTON R. HARRIS VALPARAISO, IN
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Clayton R. Harris, age 77, of Valparaiso, IN passed away on April 15, 2014. He was born on December 29, 1936 in Kokomo, IN to William and Monna (Cowell) Harris. Clayton is survived by his beloved wife, Donna (Ballenger) Harris of Valparaiso; children: Kimberly Harris of Valparaiso, Julie (Wayne) Withington of Florida, Carl Prott of Portage, Richard Prott of Portage, Terri (Matt) Johnson of Portage, Shady "Harris" Solomin; siblings: Janice and Louie Pinkerton of Chesterton, Karen Schultz of LaPorte, Joellen and Kenneth Batruff of Arkansas, Billy and Judy Harris of Hobart, Norita and Robert Gosvenor of Burns Harbor, Chancy and Joni Harris of Portage, Kathy and Mike Lucus of Chesterton, Jeff and Lori Harris of Chesterton, Lisa and Michael DeGarmo of Westville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and beloved dogs: Samantha and Sarah. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Glenda Martin; infant brother and sister: Delores and Kenneth; and beloved dog, Shorty. Clayton was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from J & L Steel with 30 years of service. Upon retirement, he started his own business, Global Equipment Repair, and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 150. Clayton was a NASCAR fan and loved to travel. He enjoyed going on cruises with his wife and loved to ride his motorcycle. Clayton was an all-around nice guy who never knew a stranger. He would do what he could to help anyone in need. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368 with Brother Ronnie Cox officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Cremation services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage IN. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com.
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Homes
6941 Central Avenue Portage, IN 46368
Published in The Times on Apr. 17, 2014