Lebanon Reporter

February 22, 2013

Milton “Ray” Harris

— Heaven gained a precious soul Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, when Mr. Milton “Ray” Harris was called to join his Heavenly Father.

Ray was born on Nov. 17, 1945, in Davidson County in Nashville, Tenn. He was the son of George and Estelle (Daniel) Harris, both deceased. He married Cynthia L. (Grace) Harris, and she survives.

Ray spent a lifetime working as a farm assistant. He also worked at Rohn in Frankfort and served as the union president his last year there. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. His favorite times were sitting on the front porch with family, reminiscing and telling stories about days gone by. He was always the life of the party and enjoyed making everyone laugh. He attended West Point Christian Church in Russiaville.

 Survivors include his wife, Cynthia; children Jonathon Harris and his family of Lebanon, Amber Ward, Vincent, Vance and Violet, and a daughter Malyndia Monroe of Kokomo, and her five children; sisters Beulah McWhirt of Kempton, Helen (Richard) Allen of Boyleston, Sandra (David) Tishner of Michigantown, and Martha (Mike) Nixon of Russiaville; and brother Terry Harris of Kokomo; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Betty Ridge and Frances Harris.

Family and friends will gather for visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, and from noon to the time of service on Monday, Feb. 25, at Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary.

Mr. Harris will be laid to rest in Summit Lawn Cemetery in Westfield.

Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association.

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