Obituary of George Harris
Bedford – George Frederick “Fred” Harris, 86, of Bedford, died at 4:25 am on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.
Born May 17, 1931 in Lawrence Co. He was the son of Pete and Alice(Compton) Harris. He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the class of 1949 and a veteran of the Korean War. He married Edith M. Jewell on March 25, 1955 and she preceded him in death on September 21, 2015. He was a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and delivered newspapers for the Times-Mail. He was a member of the White River Baptist Church and a fifty-year member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include two daughters, Georgeanna Harris and Angela Myers and husband, Brian, all of Bedford; a grandson, Dakota Myers, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Kristy Myers, of Seymour; four great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Leon Matthews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Harland Harris and wife, Caro; a sister, Anna Mary Matthews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 18th at White River Baptist Church with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, December 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 pm, and from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Monday at the church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.