David L. Harris
David L. Harris, 67, of Alto Pass, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.
He was born on July 5, 1949, in Anna, the son of Charles M. and Alberta L. Stroehlein Harris.
He married Norma S. Blankenship on March 13, 1971, in Murphysboro.
Mr. Harris is survived by his wife of 45 years, Norma S. Harris of Alto Pass; a son Jake (Angela) Harris of Anna; a daughter, Mary K. Harris and fiancé Bryan Miller of Anna; eight grandchildren, LCPL Troy Baggott, Hannah Baggott, Nate Baggott, Brayden Harris, Jasmine Garcia-Ledbetter, Alex Vertiz, David Cardinas and Sean Imgrund; sister, Donna (Don) Grammer of Alto Pass; a brother, Dennis (Ditaz) of Las Vegas, Nev.; several nieces and nephews, including Jeanne and Doug Mixen of Anna; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by a brother, Steve Harris; and by a nephew, David Hubbs.
Mr. Harris was a member of the Alto Pass Congregational Church. He was retired from Verizon Phone Company after many years of service. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972 during the Vietnam Era.
He was very active and was involved in many organizations, including Cobden Masonic Lodge No. 466, the Alto Pass Veterans Group, the Cobden American Legion, the York Rite of Murphysboro and the Alto Pass Cemetery Board. He was also actively involved in the CHIP program and the Cobden Scholar Bowl team.
Mr. Harris really enjoyed his latest career as farm market manager for Rendleman Orchards. He touched many lives over the years.
Funeral services for Mr. Harris were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass, with the Rev. Davy Miller and the Rev. Danny Miller officiating. Interment was in the Alto Pass Cemetery.
Graveside military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard funeral honor team of Marion.
Masonic rites were said at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to Bald Knob Cross, the Shriners Hospital for Children or Cobden Masonic Lodge No. 466.
To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass was in charge of arrangements.