Fred-Harris-Obituary

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Fred L. Harris

Crawfordsville, Indiana

May 5, 1935 – Jan 8, 2017

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BORN
May 5, 1935
DIED
January 8, 2017
LOCATION
Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Burkhart Funeral Home - Crawfordsville Obituary

Fred L. Harris of New Ross went home to be with Jesus on Sunday morning. He was 81.

He worked 37 years at Union Carbide, retiring in 1992 as office manager. He was a member of Woodland Heights and was a past elder. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, trapping, hunting and gardening. He also loved IU basketball, playing cards, and sports of all kinds. Mostly, he loved being with his grandchildren and teaching them things.

Born May 5, 1935 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Ernest Lewis Harris and Alice Boller Tate. He graduated from New Ross High School, class of 1954. On July 5, 1959, he married Janet Rusk at Hillsboro. She survives.

He was loved by his surviving family, which includes: wife, Janet Harris of New Ross; daughter, Julann (Michael) Gray of Crawfordsville; sons, Jesse (Adela) Harris of Crawfordsville, Matthew (Michelle) Harris of Adrian, Missouri; seven grandkids, Shelby, Amanda, Travis, Hunter, Logan, Dakota, Gage; sister, Sue Dodd and sister-in-law, Joyce Harris.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Harris.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM Tuesday at Woodland Heights Christian Church. Services will be at the church on Wednesday at 1 PM with Tony Thomas and Steve Wilke officiating. Burial will follow at New Ross Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Fred Harris can be made to Woodland Heights Christian Church, 468 N. Woodland Heights Drive, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

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My sincerest condolences to your family.

May the treasured memories of your loved one and the drawing close to God in prayer comfort and strengthen you during this most difficult time.

David and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family of Fred. We both worked with Fred for years at Praxair and he was such a great person to work with. Always enjoyed talking to him. My heart breaks for the family.
David and Debbie Goodin

Sorry to hear about your loss, Fred was a great man, and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Mark & Beverly Perry

So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for peace after losing your loved one.

janet sorry to read about Fred...my prayers are with you and yours. My memories of New Ross are real sweet...use to stay at my uncle-aunt back in the eraly 1950's summer movies downtown New Ross..my cuz was jerry and Shirley Harris married Dago Cummings both worked at RR Donnelys love to hear from any old Blue Jays ...who use to beat up on the Athenians alot back in the 1950's my email is [email protected] Mike Walker my aunt was Gretchen Harris my dad's sister Jack Walker

DEAR JANET AND FAMILY, I WAS SO SURPRISED AND SADDENED TO READ OF FREDS' PASSING, HE SURE WAS ONE OF THE GOOD OLE BOYS FROM NEW ROSS AND WILL BE MISSED.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL NOW AT THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME.
MANY BLESSINGS,
THE EVANS' FAMILY FROM NEW ROSS, PETE, MABEL, GARY AND SHERRY