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James E. Harris II

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OBIT: James Harris

James E. Harris II, age 76, of Goes Station, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at his residence. He was born Jan. 11, 1944 in Biloxi, Miss., the son of James E. and Juanita V. (Shockey) Harris.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 43 years, Dianne Marie (Augustus) Harris; his sister, Barbara Osborne; and his brother in law, Michael Knemeyer.

James retired from ODOT after 30 years of service. He was most content working on the farm and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid gun collector.

He is survived by his children, Tane Harris, James (Patricia) Harris III and Tamara (James) Day; sisters, Melva Knemeyer and Helen (Jerry) Voiles; brother-in-law, John Osborne; grandchildren, Tyson Day, Jimmy Harris, Tora Day and Dellihgha; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Xander Day; and numerous other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at McColaugh Funeral Home in Xenia. James will be buried at Valley View Memorial Gardens.

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