Harris, Eddie

Harris, Eddie 4Eddie Harris, 74 of Salem, formerly of Willis, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2023. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmon & Iva Dell Harris; and nieces, Valerie Wade and Megan Gish.

Eddie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and son that will be severely missed. In the words of his first cousin, Rex Bowman, he was “truly a sweet and remarkably merry-hearted fellow.”

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Paula J. Harris; children, Retta Harris Bertges (Mike) and Justin Harris (Melissa Freeman); grandchildren, Miranda Harris, Andrew Harris, Carter Bertges, and Kevin Bertges; brothers, Freddie Harris (Freeda) and Gary Harris (Pat); sister, Sonya Thompson (Gary); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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