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Larry Harris

  Larry Gene “Bear” Harris, 82, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 25. Larry was born on March 11, 1937, the son of Harlan Eugene and Margaret Bane Harris. He attended school in Greens Fork before graduating with the Economy High School Class of 1955.

   Larry married the former Jewel Stanley on March 18, 1955. They were blessed with two daughters and 54 years of marriage until her death on January 19, 2010.   He later married Aileen Hamilton Wickett on March 12, 2011.

   Larry farmed all of his life, literally to his dying day. He was partial to red tractors and was known for his quality restorations of vintage machinery with his grandson, P.J. Larry was a member of the Randolph County Tractor Club and the Wayne County Tractor Club. Larry enjoyed spending time with his family and was a fan of the Indiana Pacers and NASCAR.

   Larry will be missed by his wife, Aileen; daughters, Teresa Lamb & her husband, David; Patty Barker & her husband, Bill; Aileen’s children, Cherie Jahnke, Tammy Wickett and Steve Ervin & his wife, Lynn; grandchildren, P.J. Smith & his wife, Hannah, Matt Smith & his wife, Lindsey, Tressa Smith, Autumn Sharp, Jewelia Lamb, Jackie Summitt and her husband, Joel; great-grandchildren, Amiyah Davis, Jenson Davis and Lillian Smith; brother-in-law, Charlie Martin; four nieces, one nephew, several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, brother, Lanny Harris; sister, Gwendolyn Martin; grandson, William Joshua Smith.

   Visitation for Larry will be from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, October 29 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 30 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Greens Fork South Cemetery in Greens Fork.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged for, Shriners Hospitals for Children, ATTN: Donations, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org or Riley Hospital for Children, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509 or online at rileykids.org .


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I have great memories of Larry, as I worked at Harvestland Co-op in Lynn. Enjoyed many lunches with him at Richards restaurant along wih Jim Timmerman. He was a pleasure to work for.

Alan Cummings Nov 15 2019 12:00 AM

My sympathy to Patty and Teresa. Remembering many years of fun with Larry and Jewel. Great memories, Millie

Millie Eckart Oct 30 2019 12:00 AM

An Autumn Morning was sent on October 29, 2019

We wish to express our sympathy in your loss and to let you know that our thoughts are with you. Terry Martin & family

Expression of Sympathy Oct 29 2019 12:00 AM

Patty and Teresa,
My heartfelt condolences to you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Larkin Oct 29 2019 12:00 AM

Patty and Teresa,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many happy memories of your dad. Of course, he was the best man at our wedding. Remember the happy times.
Love you both, Aunt Mary

Mary Harris Broome Oct 29 2019 12:00 AM

Aileen and family,
Im so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one!! you will be in my prayers
as you mourn Larrys leaving, knowing he is heaven bound and seeing him again
helps so much!!! Bernadine

Bernadine Fortner Indpls. Oct 28 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this news. Through the years Ive lost touch with you cousins...Teresa and Patty. I hope you know how many wonderful memories I have of Uncle Larry with all of us! Feeding baby pigs...the fun pig roasts! Many holidays with too much food...and naps all around. Im happy knowing he is with dad, Aunt Gwen, and Grandma/Grandpa! Love you all!

Lisa Harris Oct 28 2019 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Oct 27 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry to see this Aileen, my prayers and thoughts are with you and family at this time.

Nellie Cheek Oct 27 2019 12:00 AM

Zane and Anna Robertson, enjoyed Larry and many of his friends several time. We are so happy that we got to know Larry and both of his wives. Larry will be missed by many. Praying for Larry's family and friends.

Anna Robertson Oct 27 2019 12:00 AM

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