Joseph A. "Joe" Harris

Born: Thu., Jun. 19, 1947
Died: Thu., Jun. 23, 2011


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 02, 2011


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Joseph A. “Joe” Harris, 64, of Pierceton, IN passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at his home. He was born on June 19, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN to William J. & Elsie (Wagoner) Harris.
 
He was a lifetime area resident, attended North Webster High School and graduated from Wolf Lake High School.  He was a United States Army Veteran, served during the Vietnam War and was married October 3, 1970 in Fort Wayne to Phyllis D. Knox who survives. 
 
He was owner / operator of Accur-Cut Machine Company in North Webster for 39 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster & V.F.W. Post 1342 in Syracuse and a former member of the North Webster Snow Mobile Club.
 
He is survived by:
Wife – Phyllis Harris of Pierceton
Daughter – Mrs. Martin (Tanya) Johnson of Delaware, OH
Son – Kevin Harris of Fort Wayne
5 Grandchildren – Jacob, Megan, Brandon, Erin, & Nathan
Brother – James “Jim” (wife, Sandy) Harris of North Webster
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister – Billie Sue Baker
 
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the North Webster Cemetery (Mock Addition) with Rev. Jimmie Holloman officiating. Military rites will be performed by the North Webster American Legion Post 253.
 

Memorial bequest may be given to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46825.

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Richard & Kym Owen
  
To the entire Harris family,

May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.

Richard & Kym Owen and the Staff of Owen Family Funeral Home

Tracie Pickering
   Posted Fri June 24, 2011
Phyllis, Kevin and Tanya you all are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time! Joe was such a wonderful fun loving person and he will be missed dearly! I love you all and am always a phone call or message away.

jimmy & sheila padilla
   Posted Sat June 25, 2011
God speed ..
Words cannot express how sorry we are. you are in our thoughts and
prayers .. Joe will be greatly missed by all of us.
With sympathy jimmy, sheila, & all the staff

Jeanne Bowen
   Posted Sat June 25, 2011
I was deeply sadened to learn that Joe had passed away. He was such a great guy and I
enjoyed very much the relationship we formed over the past 25 years.
My deepest sympathy to you Phyllis and the rest of Joe''s family.

Jeanne Bowen
Retired -Lake City Bank VP

Sue Ann & Dick Mitchell
   Posted Sat June 25, 2011
Phyllis, Tanya and Kevin,
Dick and I are so saddened by your loss! Joe was a wonderfull boss and genuine friend. Please know that if there is anything we can do to help, we are only a phone call away. You are in our thoughts and prayers!!
With Sympathy,
Sue Ann & Dick Mitchell

Gary & Sue Dant
   Posted Sun June 26, 2011
To the Harris family, Joe was a great friend to us, we will miss him. Our prayers are with you. Gary & Sue Dant

Kathryn Slone Lawrence
   Posted Sun June 26, 2011
Phyllis,Tanya,Kevin.I''M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JOE.HE WAS A VERY NICE PERSON.yOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. IICORINTHIANS 5:8 WE ARE CONFINDANT,I SAY,AND WILLING RATHER ABSENT FROM THE BODY,AND TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD.IN GOD''S LOVE KATHY SLONE LAWRENCE

Bob and Deanna Strombeck
   Posted Sun June 26, 2011
Joe was always so nice to Deanna and myself. He was a great person and we are so sorry. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Dawn Geiger Fisher
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
Dear Phyllis, Tanya & Kevin,
I just learned of Joe''s passing and want you all to know how very sorry I am. I will always remember the great canoe trips we had, and how Tanya and Tamara had such a great time together. I know how very difficult this is for all of you and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Tamara has passed away in April of breast cancer. I know she is not in pain anymore and resting peacefully. Phyllis, if you would like to contact me please do. I would love to see you and maybe we could comfort each other. My Love to the whole family. Dawn Geiger Fisher

PAUL & CLARENE REID
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
PHYLLIS, YOU AND YOUR FAMIILY HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. YOU ALL ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES.

Gale Routsong Riley
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
Dearest Phyllis, Tanya and Kevin and families,

I was so very saddened to hear of Joe''s passing. My memories of him are of his fun spirit and down to earth charm and kindness to those around him.

It is so heart breaking when the one you love so deeply is not there to talk with, to laugh with, to be with. The little everyday experiences we shared with them, are now a treasured memory. It has been 6 months since Paul''s death, and with the support from family and friends, life does get better.

Rest assured that Joe is at peace with God in heaven.
Love and God''s Blessings, Gale

Doug Bowser
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
Phyllis, very sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. He was a good man to work with on the selling of the lots in town. We had lots or good talks in his office. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Doug

Monica (Young) Leatherman
   Posted Tue June 28, 2011
Phyllis,
We were saddened to hear about the death of Joe. I recall the days I babysat Tanya and Kevin, when we lived near you. Joe was a great and kind person. You, Tanya, and Kevin are in our thoughts and prayers.
Wishing you God''s peace,
Monica (Young) Leatherman & Family