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Lecile Harris was a legendary rodeo clown who appeared on TV shows including “Hee Haw,” where he performed for five years.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Feb. 14, 2020.
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May 5, 2020
Thank you for the joy you have shown to others. I pray that condolences support and love be shown to the family.
Lea
March 2, 2020
My condolences to the family of Lecile Harris, we hope many of the encouraging words and thoughts on this site comforts you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. In the days ahead throw all of your sadness, cries and anxieties on the Hearer of Prayers who cares for you.
GGF
March 2, 2020
Hi my name is Theresa Im the activities director from the Care Center of Dequincy LA we brought our residents on feb.first they enjoyed MR. Lecile Harris He made their night they said that he was the funnest clown they heard God Bless Your Family you all are in our prayers the residents from the Care Center of Dequincy LA
theresa stokes
Acquaintance
February 23, 2020
Unforgettable, the funniest rodeo performer that ever worked. I remember Big Ruby and Encounter With A Mean Mosquito from the 70's. May the Good Lord grant his family peace, comfort, and wisdom. Jennifer Dungan Goethe, Zephyrhills FL
Jennifer Goethe
February 22, 2020
FAREWELL TO A LEGENDARY RODEO BROTHER !!!!!!!! HOSEA 3:02 ...... MATTHEW 26:12-26:17 ....... PETER 22:03 ...... & JOHN 2:07-2:25 ????????
JACKSON DREW CLARK PASTRNAK
February 21, 2020
My heart goes out to the family of this wonderful man. We were at his last rodeo in Jackson, the Dixie National. May GOD be with his family and many friends during this time.
Tammy Ryan
Acquaintance
February 21, 2020
Mr Harris must have had a fantastic time doing his job. The family friends and fans have great memories.. I offer the family my condolences.
February 20, 2020
I looked forward to seeing Lecile every year at the rodeo in Jackson, Ms. I watched him for years here at the rodeo and on T.V. He surely will be miss. May you rest in peace Lecile.
May prayers and thoughts are with family and friends.
W. Fisk
February 19, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the Harris family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss
February 18, 2020
sam miller
Family
February 18, 2020
FAREWELL TO A LEGEND RODEO BROTHER !!!!!!! HOSEA 4:02 ....... PROVERBS 4:10 ...... JOHN 2:07-2:25 ????????? & PETER 2:03:22 ........
BRANDON RAYMOND DUFFY
February 18, 2020
Alishia
February 18, 2020
A very dear friend. A legend in his own time.
Bob McGarr
Friend
February 18, 2020
Condolences and prayers to family. Lecile performed at the Scurry County rodeo in Snyder,Tx for many years in the 70's. My son was born in 1973 on the first performance of the rodeo and his Uncle had named him after Lecile. Lecile surprised me at the hospital for a visit and brought a signed picture of himself. He has always held a special place in our hearts. Rip.
T J Butler
Acquaintance
February 17, 2020
I was sad to hear this rip .You will be surely missed
Joanne Carter
February 17, 2020
Rodeo in heaven
Billy Brown
Friend
February 17, 2020
Mr. Harris is responsible for some of my fondest memories. Ive talked about him over and over since the mid 90s when I had the pleasure of seeing him at the Old Fort Days Rodeo in Ft. Smith AR. The man impacted me to the point that I looked for videos of him last year. I cant say why, but very few have had an impact on me like Mr. Harris. For his family I can not imagine the void thats there now that hes gone and you are all in my prayers. Rest Easy Mr. Harris, you deserve the ride, and I cant wait to finally get to shake your hand when I pass thru those pearly gates.
Martin Clifford
Acquaintance
February 17, 2020
Extending my deepest sympathy to the Harris family on the passing of 'Lecile' he brought so much joy to many may you be comforted in knowing that those who passed in death our Grand Creator keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes
February 17, 2020
Lecile touched the lives of countless individuals and families. He made them laugh, he made them happy, and he lifted their hearts, without saying a word at times. May the God of tender mercy and of all comfort lift the hearts and spirit of Leciles family and and all those who loved and cherished him.
Michael C
February 17, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Harris Family, Hee Haw was a wonderful family show to watch back in the day. May the Almighty God in the Heavens comfort and strengthen your hearts during this very difficult time and in the days that follow as you cherish the memories of your precious Lecile.
BRY
February 17, 2020
May the Harris family know that Lecile touched many hearts and filled them with joy. May you also gain comfort and strength from the God who cares.
February 17, 2020
My condolences to the family of Lecile Harris, I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with all of you as you grieve.
February 17, 2020
My condolences to the family. He bought laugher to many. He will never be forgotten. May God give you peace and comfort.
February 16, 2020
Me and my boys have been going to the MS Dixie national and southern Ms rodeo for over 30 years. What a sad day for his family and friends and what a huge legacy he has left behind. We send our sincere condolences to his family. He and Phil were our favorite team. May God comfort you all.
B. Byrd
Sand Hill Ms
Barbara Byrrd
February 16, 2020
Lecile Harris was so special to my family and our community of Jackson, Mississippi. He will be greatly missed. I am praying for comfort for his family and friends.
Chris Gooch
Acquaintance
February 16, 2020
I am sure when those Heavenly Gates opened Lecile felt he was in the most beautiful arena that ever was. Love and peaceful blessings our friend.
Linda Ditzler
February 16, 2020
Courage, skill, and personality--all were required for Lecile to be a successful Rodeo Clown, and successful he was. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding sustain his loved ones during their time of sorrow, and may the memory of the abounding joy that he brought to his audiences assure you of the many blessings he will enjoy in the future.
February 16, 2020
You created happy memories in my parents, mine, and children lifes. They will help us through this life 's journeys with smiles on our faces. Till we meet again in the great rodeo hereafter.
Bryan C
February 16, 2020
I met Lecile during the Rodeo Of The Ozarks rodeo in Springdale Arkansas. He, me and other "cowboys", I use that term loosly for me, jumped in to help the Budwiser Clydesdale team get loose from the fence and gate they got tangled up in when they entered the arena. This was in the 70's. I also saw several of his rodeo performances at Ft Smith etc. He was a nice guy and very, very funny. I saw him get pitched 6 feet in the air once by, I think, one of Bodacious's kin. He got up and took another hit as he got right back between Bo and the cowboy, Jim Shoulders maybe. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND....YOU HAVE GIVEN MILLIONS A NEEDED LAUGH AND LOOK AT A TRUE HERO ON AND OFF "FIELD"
Floyd Knipe
Acquaintance
February 16, 2020
I was shocked to hear of Leciles passing my condolences to the rest of his family god bless May he rest in peace
Lance Baruzzi
Family
February 16, 2020
Deepest condolences to the Harris family, may God be with you as you go through this very difficult time.
February 15, 2020
Lecile Harris, was a really great guy bullfighter, friend and a clown that could entertain any crowd, he came to Evansville Indiana and I have also met him in Tulsa Oklahoma and a few other states when I worked with the international rodeo association. R.I.P. and my prayers for his family and friends. Lana TRUMPEY
Lana Trumpey
Friend
February 15, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!
Richard Petrowski
Friend
February 15, 2020
Darrell Gossett
Acquaintance
February 15, 2020
What an amazing man! My parents brought me for years to see you at the Southeastern Livestock Exposition and Rodeo in Montgomery, AL. I brought my little girl to see you there too!
Condolences to the Harris Family and many thanks to you for sharing him with the world! What a loss to all those who love rodeo! Happy Trails Lecile!!!
I will never think of you without a smile. No matter how many times I saw the same act I always laughed!
Mona Hill
February 15, 2020
You will be greatly missed. Rodeos will never be the same without you.
Joan Terrell
Acquaintance
February 15, 2020
Thank you for sharing your talents on Hee Haw. Your contribution helped to make it the great show it was.
A Navarro
February 15, 2020
So happy to have gotten a GREAT pic with you a couple weeks ago, at LC Rodeo! Slap loved you to pieces. RIP Lecile.
LaDaina -
February 14, 2020
Lecile, you sure will be missed. Rest in Peace friend. My Condolences to his family.
Donna Kammerer
February 14, 2020
Now u can join Clown Heaven with all the Others
RIP .
Condolences to the Family
Sue W.
Gr .Mich .
February 14, 2020
Praying for Lecile's family❤
Clay & Kathy Inman
Friend
February 14, 2020
You will be missed!!
Pam
Friend
February 14, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
February 14, 2020
Lecille blessed us with years of laughter and smiles! My kids and grandkids loved him! My granddaughter dressed up like him for Halloween a couple of different years. Well be praying for the family (both his biological family and his rodeo family!). He will be missed!
Edwin and Susan Bolding
Acquaintance
February 14, 2020
RIP brother your rodeo is finishef
Jerry Martin
February 14, 2020
It was my pleasure to meet you and your son at the 1997 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. I was a young reporter and asked you which was harder: fighting bulls or comedy. And I will never forget your answer. You said, "Comedy, because if you get gored by a bull at least there is some dignity of being carried out on your shield. But if a joke bombs....you just want to dig a whole in the dirt and disappear." You will me missed by many, but everyone who met you should be happy to have had the honor. They don't make'em like you anymore.
Robert Wallace
Acquaintance
February 14, 2020
Lecile Harris made people laugh. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
February 14, 2020
May the God of tender mercies comfort the hearts of the Harris family now and in the months to come. So sorry for your loss,
February 14, 2020
Juliana Alex
February 14, 2020
Rest in peace Heaven has gained a cowboy angel condolences to the Harris Family
Jackie Jones
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