Homer J. Harris Sr., 74, of Marshall, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Fitzgibbon Hospital.
Cremation. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 21, at Mount Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Marshall. Burial will be at La Belle Cemetery in La Belle.
Born July 29, 1931, in rural Brunswick, he was the son of the late John Harris and Lydia Ann Hays Harris. He lived in Saline County most of his life and was a cook for Missouri Valley College and the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was a bus driver for Marshall public schools, a driver for Quincy Auto Auction Inc. and supervisor for the Human Resource Corp. of Jackson County. He attended schools in Saline and Chariton counties and earned a certificate as an auto mechanic. He served in the U.S. Army from October 1947 to March 1950 at Fort Riley, Kan.
He is survived by a daughter, Darlene Ritter; two sons, James F. Harris and Homer J. Harris, all of Marshall; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois White of Carrollton.