Roy E. Harris, 84, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, at Reid Hospital.
He was born June 19, 1927 to Joe Dan and Dorothy P. McNutt Harris on the family farm. He was a 1945 graduate of Williamsburg High School and entered the US Army on April 17, 1951. He served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on March 27, 1953.
Roy farmed all of his life. He formerly served as custodian at Whitewater High School and later at Northeastern High School. He delivered Meals on Wheels for 15 years and only recently retired. He enjoyed square dancing with the Rose City Ramblers and Cornfield Cloggers. Roy was a member of the AMVETS Post 38 and Williamsburg American Legion Post 442.
Roy will be missed by his daughters, Carol McGrew and her husband, William, of Friendswood, TX; Eileen Strombeck, of Muncie, 1 step-daughter, Charlene Roberts and her husband, Gene, of New Paris, OH; 2 step-sons, Terry Dunham and his wife, Christal, of Germany; Kenneth Dunham and his wife, Joan, of Richmond; 1 sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Emery Ellison, of Avon Park, FL; 1 brother, Reide Harris and his wife, Evelyn, of Greens Fork; sister-in-law, Helen Harris, of Williamsburg; 5 grandchildren, Daniel (Therese) Sellers, Amanda Sellers, Sally (Doug) Anderson, Bernice Lewis, Tim (Judy) Dunham; 12 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Ruth Kalugyer and several nieces and nephews.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Dorothy Harris; second wife, Thelma Harris; brother, Robert Harris and 1 great-grandchild.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Earlham Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, September 5, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Northeastern Dollars For Scholars, 7295 North US Highway 27, Fountain City, Indiana 47341.
Roy’s family sends a special “Thank you” to the fourth floor east nurses, the doctors and nurses in the ER at Reid Hospital, and a very special “Thanks” to Dr. James Hayes and Rev. Fuzzy Lake.