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James R. Harris


Service: 2:00pm Wed. April 5th, 2017
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

HARRIS, James R., 73, of Springfield passed away Saturday, April 01, 2017 in Springfield Manor. He was born May 7, 1943 in Richlands, VA the son of Everette and Mary Elizabeth (Deel) Harris. James worked as a meterman for Ohio Edison for over 30 years. He was a United States Air Force veteran having served during Vietnam, was a member of Springfield Bible Baptist Church, the Sportsman Club and was an avid, bowler, fisherman and softball player. Survivors include his wife Yvonna (Bruton); three daughters, Mary “Suzy” & Bryan Greene, Cable, Ohio, Sarah & Jose Garcia and Amanda Harris, both of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Hattie Harris, Springfield and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Winford Harris, Beecher Harris and Claude Allen Harris and an infant brother and sister. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Crossroads Hospice and the West Wing staff at Springfield Manor for all the kindness and care. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mark Rucker officiating. Visitation will be held one-hour prior. Burial will follow in Soldiers Mound at Ferncliff Cemetery.
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Yvonne, I just heard about James passing from a classmate. So sorry for all you all had to go through. He was fortunate to have you and you and his girls were his life. He's the last of his generation just as Mom was the last of hers. God's peace be with you. Brenda Hess Murphy

- Brenda Hess Murphy, Thursday April 6th, 2017

Yvonna and family: So sorry to hear of Jim passing. I worked with Jim in the Line Section but later transferred to Substation. We had great times with Jim and he always stopped in to say hi after I transferred. He was a lot of fun and loved his family. I talk to Shirley Finney a lot and she called me about Jim. Jane Frey (Okeechobee, Fl.)

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Sunday April 2nd, 2017

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