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Gene Harris


February 27, 2019

May 5, 1938 – Feb. 23, 2019

Gene Edward Harris, 80, of Sweet Home died Feb. 23, 2019.

He was born May 5, 1938 in Sweet Home to Leighton Jack and Hazel Lauree (Willey) Harris.

He lived on Whiskey Butte his whole life. He worked as a logger.

Mr. Harris loved hunting and fishing. He loved the game of baseball and played in a city league and coached Little League for several years. 

He had a very active life. He loved country music and was very good on the fiddle. He learned to play the fiddle from his grandparents, Ed and Kitty. He water skied, raced motorcycles and drag raced in his younger days. He spent a lot of time golfing. 

Mr. Harris is survived by his wife, Adelle; daughters Angela and son-in-law Blake Belveal, Susan and son-in-law Lynn Dimick, all of Sweet Home; son Mark Harris of Sweet Home; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, "Jack" in 1985 and Hazel in 1993; and his only brother, Bob Harris, in 2007.

A graveside service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. 


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