Richard Harris

Richard Lee Harris

Thursday, December 5th, 1929 - Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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Richard Lee Harris, 90, a patient, kind, man, and a loving husband and father, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Fort Wayne. Richard was born in Logansport, IN to the late Raymond and Hazel Harris. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and worked for years as a district manager for Shoe Corporation of America. He was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church for more than fifty years and regularly served as an usher there. He was a member of Sons of the American Revolution, and loved history, geography, atlases, and watching sports. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Indiana Hoosiers, having received a B.S. from the Indiana University School of Business in 1957. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Donley Harris of Fort Wayne; daughters, Cathy (Robert) Miller of Churubusco, IN, Susan (Larry) Hodapp of Kettering, OH, Jana (Mark) Lese of Fort Wayne, and Gillian "Jill" (William Cowan) Harris of Bloomington, IN; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Williams. Due to COVID-19 there will be a private family service with burial to follow at Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials may made Alzheimer's Association. To sign the online guestbook, go
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Posted at 07:53pm
We send our love during your time of need. You are in our hearts and prayers.

With love,
The Vinings
(Jo Ann and family)

Susan Hodapp Posted at 10:29pm

Thank you! So grateful for sharing friendship and life for so many years! Mom and dad loved those times.

Mary Johnston

Posted at 08:04pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Dick in our Sunday school class. He was a loyal member.

Susan Hodapp Posted at 10:26pm

Thank you, Mary. The Sunday school class was so important to my mom and dad!

Cynthia Harding

Posted at 11:35am
My condolences to the entire family in this time of grief

Cathy Miller Posted at 02:08pm

Thank you so much, Cindy

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Posted at 09:41am
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Becky Van Baalen

Posted at 01:16pm
So sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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