HARRIS, Edward W.Age 100 of Franklin, formerly of Nashville, passed away November 16, 2011. He was born in Springfield, TN on May 25, 1911 to the late John Edgar Harris and Myrtle Glenn Holman. When he was five years old his family moved to Nashville. He attended Ross Elementary and Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA). While at MBA he excelled in sports and was named captain of the 1929-30 football team. After his marriage to Wilhelmina Benz the Army Air Corp moved the couple to Hanford, CA where he was stationed at Lemoore Air Force Base, later they moved near San Francisco and recall fond memories from their days spent there. In 1945, he was sent to Nuremburg, Germany and worked in the courthouse where the Nazi war criminals were prosecuted. After returning to Nashville, in 1946, he and Wilhelmina started a family and joined Dalewood United Methodist Church where they became active members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class and for several years he served as its president. Edward was employed by the United States Postal Service for over 27 years and retired in 1977 to a life of church activities, golf, and Vanderbilt football and basketball games. He has been blessed with family, friends, and a long, healthy and active life. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Wilhelmina Harris; daughter, Mary Jo Harlan (Jeff); son, Ed Harris Jr.; grandson, John Andrew Harris. He was preceded in death by his aunt, Lydabelle Holman. The funeral ceremony will be at Spring Hill Funeral Home on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brian Rossbert officiating. The family will receive friends from Noon until 2 p.m. just prior to services and interment will follow in historic Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Bob Jones, Bill Benz, Gary Benz, Jeff Harlan, John Andrew Harris and Ed Harris Jr. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Dalewood UMC. Arrangements by: SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 5110 Gallatin Road at Briley Parkway, Nashville, TN 37216, (615)865-1101. www.springhillfh.com
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Published in The Tennessean on Nov. 18, 2011