DESLOGE — Rev. Ervin E. Harris, formerly of Leadwood, went home to his Lord. He passed away in Livonia, Mich. on December 3, 2012, surrounded by his family. Rev. Harris was a beloved husband to Virginia (Ginny) for almost 60 years; loving father of Kathy (Wayne) Cunningham of Carrollton, Ill., Susi (Randy) Huff of Farmington, and Jonathan (Georgia) Harris of Livonia; grandchildren, Daniel (Jodi) Cunningham, Jeff (LeeAnn) Cunningham, Scott Cunningham, Alex Huff, Sydney Huff, and John Harris; and four great grandchildren, Gabriella, Conner, Aiden, and Landon Cunningham; sister-in-law, Shirley Harris; brother-in-law, David East; and lifelong friend, Jim Hendricks; also a host of nieces and nephews and other dear friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Fred and Virginia Harris; sisters, Irene (Willard) Filer, and Darlene (David) East; mother and father-in-law, Orville and Bessie Harris; and brother-in-law, Ken Harris.
Rev. Harris served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a pastor for nearly 54 years in Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee with his later years in the Leadbelt area. Only because of fading health did he stop formally serving his Lord.
Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012, at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Mo., and at Potosi Southern Baptist Church on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:30 p.m., with Funeral Services at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Shepherd of the Hills Cemetery in Barnhart 11 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2012. Memorials may be made to Potosi Southern Baptist Church’s Banner Fund or Alzheimer’s Support Group of Passavant Hospital 600 W. Walnut Jacksonville, IL 62650.
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