Ronald Howard Harris, age 83, a longtime resident of Needles, Calif., passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Ronnie was a graduate of Needles High School, class of 1955. After graduation, he briefly attended college and decided his heart was in the automotive business with his family in Needles. In 1966 he opened Harris Motors in partnership with his dad Howard, and currently operates with his son, Dennis. Ron loved anything with an engine, and especially going fast. He had a passion for drag racing, motorcycles, boats and building custom cars.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Dawn; parents, Howard and Ethel; and grandson, Todd Miller.
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dina; son, Dennis (Cathy); daughter, Jill (Derrick) Harmon; grandchildren, Kahl and Gabby Harmon, Luke, Mitch Harmon, Paul Miller; and great-grandchildren, Zoey and Deegan Miller.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Desert Lawn, 9250 S. Ranchero Lane, Mohave Valley.
Arrangements handled by Desert Lawn Funeral Home, Mohave Valley, AZ.
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Dec. 22 to Dec. 30, 2020.